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SubjectRe: Wierd IDE configuration

On Tue, 20 Apr 1999, Mark Lord wrote:

> Juhani Rautiainen wrote:
> >
> > 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
> This shows three disks, not two.
> Which two of those are the "real" ones?

All three are real ones. I just forgot to mention 10 GB one in my
explanation but it's there allright. Machine has somewhere round 42 GB
of diskspace.

> The problem could be that your hda drive may be jumpered
> to "pretend" to be both "master and slave" (many large drives
> have such an option), which makes it appear twice.

Nope. Good guess but wrong one because I didn't make my self clear.
Someone suggested to that problem is with BIOS but oldest BIOS for
Abit BX6 v2.0 MB is from january and newer one has just enhanced
CPU identification. How could I prove to MB manufacturer that BIOS
is in fault here?

> --

Juhani Rautiainen

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