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SubjectRe: Bigggg Maxtor drives (fwd)
I would think that you lose that space to formatting (would it not get 
the size of the drive from the bios?), but I stand open for correction.

-Ben Carrell
ben@xmission.com

Andre Hedrick wrote:

>another update request --
>
>
>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2001 12:16:12 -0800
>From: ablew@internetcds.com
>To: andre@linux-ide.org
>Subject: Bigggg Maxtor drives
>
>Hi there. As I understand it you're the linux IDE guy,
>so if you don't mind answering a question for me, I'd
>appriciate it.
>
>I recently bought a Maxtor 4G160J8. This hard drive is
>Maxtor's biggest harddrive as of yet, coming in at
>160GB. Linux sees this drive as a mere 134 or so gigs
>as shown by the below:
>
>hde: Maxtor 4G160J8, ATA DISK drive
>hde: 268435455 sectors (137439 MB) w/2048KiB Cache,
>CHS=266305/16/63, UDMA(33) hde: hde1
>
>Do I need to pass the kernel any arguments though grub
>to see the full size, or is this just a kernel level
>limitation?
>
>Any help is appriciated.
>
>Thanks,
>-Aaron
>
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