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SubjectRe: over 5Gb missing from a 13.5Gb disk
 how about not using LBA but plain CHS mode in your BIOS settings? this
might help AFAIK.

Wichert Akkerman <wichert@cistron.nl> wrote:
>Previously Anton Ivanov wrote:
>> I would suggest to try the following - force the number of heads, cylinders,
>> tracks to a proper value before partitioning using the fdisk extended options
>> (x - expert mode).
>
>Doesn't help. I also tried telling the kernel the proper geometry on
>bootup (hda=c,h,s), but the real problem appears to be that the kernel
>gets the disk size wrong: it thinks it's 8Gb instead of 13.5Gb. So
>whatever geometry you try to use it still won't work..
>
>Wichert.

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