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fdisk fails with disks >32GB: no RAID
  • From: "Security" <security@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 20:00:11 +0200
  • Message-id: <00b601bfeb61$dbdb4a40$0601a8c0@xxxxxxxxx>
Hello,

I have to set up a backup server with software RAID 5 on three Maxtor IDE
60GB discs
with SUSE Linux 6.4. (2.2.14). Raidtools are installed.

Problem:
fdisk displays only 53000 cylinders. That seems to be "cylinders modulo
65536".
checking startup messages and /proc shows correct parameters for all
three drives.

I know, IDE is slow, but the important point is security of large data, not
speed.
Does anyone know a quick solution (newest beta-kernel would do fdisk right,
but is very unstable!)

Thanks for all help,
Bernhard


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