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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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