[lug] point of info,HD 1 or 2 gig?

Calvin Dodge caldodge at fpcc.net
Wed May 23 13:03:20 MDT 2001

On Wed, May 23, 2001 at 12:20:18PM -0600, Rob Mohr wrote:
> Hola! LUG,
> My Quantum drive is marked 1.0 GB 2097/16/63 or 2.1GB 4092/16/63.
> The last install, SuSe 5.3 I picked the lower setup.  Why the two
> listings?  Does this drive have an inline compression feature?  Does the
> linux kernel or BIOS care?  Should I go low, 1.0 GB or supersize to 2.1GB?

No, the drive is just ONE preset size. Quantum just got lazy (or cheap) and slapped the same label on all drives from the same family.

Can't your BIOS query the drive to determine its actual size?


Calvin Dodge
Certified Linux Bigot (tm)

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