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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Large "clipped" IDE disk support for 2.4 when using old BIOS
On Mon, 20 Nov 2000, Taisuke Yamada wrote:

>
> > > > This patch is not good...[snip]
> > >
> > > Please retest with hdc=...
> >
> > Ok, I've booted without the parameter, and without the jumper on
> > clipping mode (I'll do it tommorow, it's 1AM now) got something
> > similiar to what you've written, and everything looks ok.
>
> Great, so it worked.
>
> # Since it worked, please discard my message I sent you to wait.
>
> > Now it reports 90069839 - one sector less. Any damage risk to
> > my filesystems?
>
> Hmm, that will be trouble if you access that last sector. I'll
> take a look at it after I came back from my work (It's 8AM now
> and got to go to work :-).

Well, I could patch it so it adds that one sector ;-) But that's not the
right way. The true number of sectors is 90069840, since 90069839 doesn't
divide by the number of *real* heads (6) and the number of recording zones
(15). So it needs fixing.

--
Dan Aloni
dax@karrde.org

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