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SubjectRe: IDE Driver in Linux Reports different geometry that Netware during Volume and Partition Create, causing loss of user data under Linux
> With a MAXTOR 81750-A4 disk device, Netware reports that this disk device
> has a geometry of 850 cylinders, 64 heads, and 63 sectors per track.

That sounds correct.

> Under Linux, the same device reports a geometry of 780 cylinders,
> 64 heads, and 63 sectors per track.

I always repeat the same question: what are the boot messages?
And in case you answer you might as well add the output of hdparm -I.
My first conjecture in such cases is user error.
For example, the disk may be entered incorrectly in BIOS/CMOS.


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