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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


    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.


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