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Subjectpossible bug in hd geometry detect code?
I've recently experienced a problem with hd geometry on Linux kernel
2.2.17. I've got 2 identical hard drives, set up as LBA on BIOS. BIOS sees
them both with geometry 1245/255/63, while Linux sees the second one as
19857/16/63. I know i can force the kernel to recognize the right geometry
using lilo's append=... feature, but I cannot realize why this is
happening. I've tested it ONLY on Asus motherboards (p2bf and p2b with
latest BIOS version), so maybe this can be a simple hardware problem...
Anyway here's a snip from the dmesg:

hda: FUJITSU MPF3102AH, ATA DISK drive
hdc: FUJITSU MPF3102AH, ATA DISK drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
hda: FUJITSU MPF3102AH, 9773MB w/2048kB Cache, CHS=1245/255/63, UDMA
hdc: FUJITSU MPF3102AH, 9773MB w/2048kB Cache, CHS=19857/16/63, UDMA

Now the OS version:
seti:~# cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.2.17 (root@seti) (gcc version 2.95.2 20000220 (Debian
GNU/Linux)) #2 Fri Oct 20

If I switch the 2 hard disks the one put on the secondary IDE channel has
CHS=19857/16/63, no matter which one is, while the first one remains with
Let me know...


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