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SubjectRe: pre-patch-2.2.8-series candidate, TESTERS NEEDED...
Dax Kelson said once upon a time (Tue, 4 May 1999):

> Andre M. Hedrick said once upon a time (Tue, 4 May 1999):
>
> >
> > Andries B. discovered that there is a jumper that allows one to select
> > between 15/16 hardwired head reporting. They are shipped with the jumper
> > selected to 15 and you loose about 5% capacity.
> >
> > Since the geometry rules for disk translations larger than 8.4GB do not
> > allow for 15 heads, he and I are discussing various options to account for
> > the error that IBM did.
> >
> > The request is reasonable to add 15/16 combination, but the rule breaking
> > leaves us wondering some. Since this is a geometry issue and Andries is
> > primarily responsible for that part of the kernel, I will defer to his
> > judgement.
>
> I just bought one of these drives, I'll check it tonight to see what it
> shipped default with.

I just removed it from the IBM anti-static bag. It was in fact jumpered
for 16 heads.

Dax Kelson


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