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SubjectRe: 160gb disk showing up as 137gb
On Fri, 26 Apr 2002, Wakko Warner wrote:

| Just bought a maxtor 160gb disk and it shows upt as a 137gb disk. I thought
| this might be the system board's ide chipset limitation so I put a scsi->ide
| adapter on the drive. Same situation occurs. I'm looking at what the kernel
| reports when it finds the drive. /proc/partitions shows this drive as:
| 8 0 134217727 sda
| /proc/scsi/scsi shows:
| Attached devices:
| Host: scsi0 Channel: 00 Id: 00 Lun: 00
| Vendor: Maxtor 4 Model: G160J8 Rev: GAK8
| Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
| I tried kernel 2.4.14 and 2.4.18. Any ideas?


There was a thread on this 2-3 months back.
IDE in 2.4 doesn't have a 48-bit block address interface IIRC,
although Andre has some patches for this.
This is necessary to go above 137 GB.


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