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SubjectRe: over 5Gb missing from a 13.5Gb disk


On Sun, 5 Dec 1999, Wichert Akkerman wrote:

> Previously Khimenko Victor wrote:
> > You gave way not enough information to gave you wise answer (what version of
> > kernel you are using, what motherboard, what version of hdparm, etc, etc).
>
> Kernel: 2.2.14pre11. hdparm version 3.6. Motherboard is an Intel SE440BX.
>
All parts looks like recent enough to handle task... BTW how disk is set
in BIOS ? I'm using plain "Auto" setting there.

> > Try to do the following:
> >
> > # dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda bs=512 count=1
> >
> > Then reboot. This way you'll destroy partition table completely and kernel
> > will not try to use it to determine size of disk.
>
> Already tried that, it doesn't help. That was actually the very first
> thing I tried..
>
Try to use cfdisk and use -c, -h, -s to give it correct information about
your disk. The trick is to get correct partition table once... Sometimes
cfdisk can do it while fdisk can not...


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