disk partitioning - Valid arguments for parted

I've been reading the parted man page but can't seem to find any documentation on valid parameters. I'm trying to partition a USB CompactFlash with specific partitions sizes (regardless of CF size). But I'd like to make sure that my alignment is perfectly correct and optimal.For example, when I use the following commands:parted -s -a optimal $DEV mkpart primary ext3 1 1600parted -s -a optimal $DEV mkpart primary ext3 1600 3200parted -s -a optimal $DEV mkpart primary ext3 3200 3600It's not clear if the first partition start should be 1 or 0? ...Read more