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SubjectRe: 40Gig IDE disk wrapping around at 32Gig?
On Thu, Dec 07, 2000 at 09:22:38AM -0800, Stephen Williams wrote:

> During an install of RedHat 6.1 onto a Dell Dimension L600cx, I partitioned
> the internal 40gig disk to include 4 partitions. I initially let the disk
> druid do it, but it rendered the partition table unreadable. So I used
> fdisk and partitioned it with primary partitions like so:
...
> Problem is, any attempt to mkfs on /dev/hda4 seems to trash the filesystems
> on hda1, hda2 and hda3. It makes an ugly mess.
>
> RedHat 6.1 installs a 2.2.12 kernel

Large disks require 2.2.14 / 2.3.21 or later.

> with patches.

For vendor patches, consult the vendor.

(And, in case you have more problems: include (i) fdisk version.
(ii) kernel version, (iii) dmesg | grep hd.)

Andries
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