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SubjectRe: My SCSI HD has 34 heads, not 255...
  Date: 	Mon, 3 Jun 1996 17:48:05 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Robert Laufer <laufer@wicx50.informatik.uni-wuerzburg.de>

The correct translations are allright, but IMO it couldn`t be that
someone must rebuild his disk only of this changes.
Why can't the aha152x driver accept the values of the partition-table it
gets from the Bios?!

Linux could use the incorrect translation, but the AHA152X's onboard BIOS will
not, which will leave the disk unbootable and not suitable for any operating
system that consults the AHA152X's BIOS to determine the translation. The
partition table was created incorrectly for that controller, due to a buggy
development kernel. That is unfortunate, and the person who was impacted by
this has a workaround -- his modified source to the driver. Perpetuating that
bug is not a good idea. There are very few SCSI controllers that will adapt to
whatever they find in the partition table.

Leonard


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