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SubjectRe: IDE Disk Geometry detection/default
Daniel Ryde wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Jan 1998, mlord wrote:
> > So.. fix it!
> Sorry, I have too little knowledge and time to do that.
> Kernel hacking is not my strongest part, so I better stick to testing and
> bug reporting. Maby somewhere in the future I will get some time and space
> to dig deeper into the kernel source.
> > All of this only affects new (unpartitioned) drives anyway.
> > Drives with at least one existing partition are always handled
> > correctly even today.
> Well, no. If I partitionate a new drive on the secondary interface and
> move it to the primary, it will change it's geometry. Not good.

Not true. Look further on, at the partition check.
Thats where the translated geometry is reported.

Not that it matters. Geometries are used only by fdisk,
not normal system operation.
The Linux IDE guy

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