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    SubjectRe: Sector size 2068?? Can I even access this in Linux??
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    Followup to:  <199808231003.SAA14205@terrorist.math.ntu.edu.tw>
    By author: getlkl@terrorist.math.ntu.edu.tw
    In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
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    > The problem is that the install process hangs when trying to
    > probe the SCSI bus. When I try to look at the messages, I realise a
    > kernel panic has taken place because the Elite 9 uses a sector/block
    > size of 2068 (?!) and the kernel is unable to access it.
    >
    > Is anyone else using an Elite 9 and can someone supply a way
    > around the problem. This is driving me nuts ...
    >

    If you don't have data you need on that Elite 9, do a full low-level
    format of the drive. The 2068-byte-sector mode appears to be a "undocumented"
    feature of Elite 9 which Seagate won't admit to, and non-power-of-2
    sectors isn't exactly easy to support in Linux (understatement.)

    However, the kernel shouldn't panic... it probably should set the disk
    size to 0 in its tables, to allow the disk to be opened only to do a
    format ioctl.

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