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SubjectRe: Wierd IDE configuration
And lo, Juhani Rautiainen saith unto me:
> 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

My offhand guess is that's how the partition tables got written. I have
two 9G Viking II SCSI disks, partitioned with different geometry because
Tekram's and Diamond's controller BIOSes are a little different. Dunno
how it happened for you. fdisk, p, and see for yourself...


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