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[SLE] Fdisk, Yast, etc.!
- From: jlm@xxxxxxxxxxx (Jesse Marlin)
- Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2000 18:20:22 -0500 (EST)
- Message-id: <14526.63286.523901.572967@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
You can try:
dmesg | less
and see if linux reported the correct values when it detected the drives.
You may also want to cat through /proc/ide/hd?. There is some useful
info in there. You probably want to look for inconsistencies. I had
an opposite problem. When I tried to auto-detect the drive in the BIOS it
detected incorrect values but linux detected the correct values. I think
linux may not rely on the BIOS for reporting the hd values, I think it may
query the hd itself for the info.
> Hi all!.
> I guess it's my turn to have the frustration of not being able to
> partition and format a 20 g HD. I have tow (2) other exact same disks
> running linux but cannot get this one to work.
> I am running a Asus P3B-F MB /w an Award BIOS. The HD is set to Auto
> and LBA, as recommended for large disks.
> I installed a Maxtor Model # 92049U6 20 G HD. This HD says it has
> 16,383 cylinders 10 heads and 63 sectors on the data plate.
> I tried to partition and format this HD using fdisk and Yast. Both of
> these utilities reported that the drive capacity was 1027 cylinders,
> blah, lilo blah, above the cylinder limit, blah,blah. I know and
> understand all about the 1024 limit for lilo and appreciated the
> The problem is that this hard drive should report somewhere in 2000+
> rang for cylinders. As it is reporting now, I have only about 8G. I
> did not purchase this drive to only use 8G.
> Can anyone tell me why the partitioning utilities won't recognize the
> whole drive capacity?
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