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SubjectRe: over 5Gb missing from a 13.5Gb disk
On Sun, 5 Dec 1999, Kristofer T. Karas wrote:

> Wichert Akkerman wrote:
>
>> I'm having a problem with a new IBM IDE disk I just bought
>> Model=IBM-DJNA-371350, FwRev=J76OA30K, SerialNo=GM0GM088910
>> Config={ HardSect NotMFM HdSw>15uSec Fixed DTR>10Mbs }
>> RawCHS=16383/16/63, TrkSize=0, SectSize=0, ECCbytes=34
> ^^^^^^^^^^^
>
> There's your problem. The number of cylinders is here is causing problems, as
> it is clamped to 2^14. Most BIOSes let you lower this number by increasing the
> number of phony heads to 255.

Nonsense.
All large disks will show RawCHS=16383/16/63, entirely independent of the
BIOS (which is not involved at all). It is the ATA standard.

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