Why does the first partition start at sector 34 when I choose "Guided - Use entire disk" during install?

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http://askubuntu.com – After choosing "Guided - Use entire disk" during installation I find that the first partition starts on sector 34. Why that specific sector and not the first one? (parted) print Model: ATA WDC WD30EZRX-00M (scsi) Disk /dev/sda: 5860533168s Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B Partition Table: gpt Number Start End Size File system Name Flags 1 34s 390659s 390626s fat32 boot 2 390660s 890660s 500001s ext2 3 890661s 5860533118s 5859642458s (parted) In case you prefer bytes as the unit: (parted) unit B (p (HowTos)