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SubjectRe: Wierd IDE configuration
    From: Juhani Rautiainen <>

I've got machine which has two identical IBM 16 GB disks. Funny thing
is that linux seems to think that their geometry is different.
Here is output from boot messages:

hda: IBM-DTTA-351010, 9671MB w/466kB Cache, CHS=1232/255/63, UDMA
hdb: IBM-DTTA-351680, 16124MB w/462kB Cache, CHS=2055/255/63, UDMA
hdc: IBM-DTTA-351680, 16124MB w/462kB Cache, CHS=32760/16/63, UDMA

Both disks have identical settings in BIOS. Motherboard is Abit BX6 v2.0
which is BX-based. This doesn't seem to cause any trouble but does anyone
have idea why this happens?. BTW kernel is 2.2.6.

Read the Large-Disk HOWTO, especially section
14.2 Nonproblem: Identical disks have different geometry?

(e.g., )

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