[lug] How to Recognize Big Drive?

James Stroud James.Stroud at Colorado.EDU
Sat Sep 29 03:35:18 MDT 2001

I am running Red Hat 7.1 on a P200 with a BIOS from 1996 (Adaptec v 1.3). I am having trouble with fdisk properly partitioning the drive. It is a Maxtor Diamond Max 61 GB Drive (16383 Cylinders, 16 Heads, 63 Sectors). Sfdisk can only see ~30 GB of the Drive, claiming that it has 65531 cylinders of 1008 * 512 bytes. It partitions fine under this scheme and I can format it and mount it, but I loose 50% of my disk capacity. So my questions are: (1) Is this a kernel issue, an fdisk issue, or a bios issue? (2) Can I fix it? (3) If 2=yes, how do I?

Thank you to anyone who can help.

 James C. Stroud
 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
 University of Colorado at Boulder
 Boulder, CO 80309

 Tel: 303-492-4503      Fax: 303-735-1347

More information about the LUG mailing list