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SubjectRe: 2.4.20-pre4-ac1 trashed my system
On Tue, Sep 03, 2002 at 05:00:58PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Unfortunately you've said you are using a 40GB drive and something other
> > than a Promise controller so your situation may be a different problem.
>
> The 40Gb drives may well be trying to pick LBA48, but LBA48 works on the
> Intel hardware

The maxtor drives

XxYYYyZ

where
X is a number
x is a letter
YYY is the capacity (040 for a 40G)
y is a letter
Z is a number.

When Z = 2, the disk is single platter, and COULD have been 4 times as
large by adding three more platters. That adds up to 160G so the

Xy040z2 drives will certainly do LBA48.

Roger.

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