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SubjectRe: Bigggg Maxtor drives (fwd)
On Wed, Jan 09, 2002 at 08:14:32PM -0700, Benjamin S Carrell wrote:
> I would think that you lose that space to formatting

That would be irrelevant. We're looking at the kernel's summation of
the geometry, not the filesystem's description of usable space.

> (would it not get the size of the drive from the bios?)

No, the kernel tends not to rely on the BIOS for geometry. Which is
usually very wise.

> but I stand open for correction.

Same here. It's always a good idea. :-)

Is this perhaps Maxtor providing their own 'non-standard'[1] definition
of gigabyte, rather than a technical issue?

- Chris.

[1]: (viz. 'wrong')
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