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   Linux FAQ > 10. Frequently Encountered Error Messages
Question:  10.17. fdisk Says Partition n Has an Odd Number of Sectors.
Answer:

The PC disk partitioning scheme works in 512-byte sectors, but Linux uses 1K blocks. If you have a partition with an odd number of sectors, the last sector is wasted. Ignore the message.


This FAQ is from Linux Frequently Asked Questions with Answers, maintained by Robert Kiesling

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