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SubjectRe: 2.4.20 SMP, a PDC20269, and a huge Maxtor disk. Am I doomed?
On Thu, May 22, 2003 at 09:48:47AM -0400, Phil Edwards wrote:
> In the aftermath of a horrible crash (one minute all was well, the next
> minute all the active ext3 filesystems behaved like they'd been run through a
> cheese grater), I've installed a 200GB Maxtor drive, and a Promise Ultra133
> TX2 card to let me actually use all of it.
> The mobo BIOS doesn't speak 48-bit LBA, so it sees a 137 GB drive. That's
> fine, I'm guessing, since (I'm told) Linux doesn't get its information
> from the BIOS.

I believe LBA48 was introduced in 2.4.21-pre. Try 2.4.21-rc2 and see what

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