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    SubjectRe: Bigggg Maxtor drives (fwd)
    Actually it would seem this is just Andre's, not so subtle, way of 
    trying to prove that his ATA133/48-bit addressing patches need included
    in 2.4.

    -Jim

    Chris Ball wrote:

    > On Wed, Jan 09, 2002 at 08:14:32PM -0700, Benjamin S Carrell wrote:
    >
    >>I would think that you lose that space to formatting
    >>
    >
    > That would be irrelevant. We're looking at the kernel's summation of
    > the geometry, not the filesystem's description of usable space.
    >
    >
    >>(would it not get the size of the drive from the bios?)
    >>
    >
    > No, the kernel tends not to rely on the BIOS for geometry. Which is
    > usually very wise.
    >
    >
    >>but I stand open for correction.
    >>
    >
    > Same here. It's always a good idea. :-)
    >
    > Is this perhaps Maxtor providing their own 'non-standard'[1] definition
    > of gigabyte, rather than a technical issue?
    >
    > - Chris.
    >
    > [1]: (viz. 'wrong')
    >


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