6.4 GB IDE Drives

6.4 GB IDE Drives

Post by Terry E. Rataicza » Tue, 17 Jun 1997 04:00:00



does anyone know when linux plans to support larger IDE drives (i.e. 6.4
GB)???

I am trying to install RedHat on a Pentium II 266 with a 6.4 GB IDE
drive and it will not see the drive.

 
 
 

6.4 GB IDE Drives

Post by John Chun » Tue, 17 Jun 1997 04:00:00



> does anyone know when linux plans to support larger IDE drives (i.e. 6.4
> GB)???

> I am trying to install RedHat on a Pentium II 266 with a 6.4 GB IDE
> drive and it will not see the drive.

it's already supported.

i just split up my 6.4GB seagate last week into 4 partitions (2G for
win95, 2G for something else, 1.9G for linux native, .1G for linux
swap), and installed 4.2 redhat; everything went fine.

no major difference from installing redhat 4.2 on a 4Gig Western
Digital.

john chung

 
 
 

6.4 GB IDE Drives

Post by David Boydsto » Tue, 17 Jun 1997 04:00:00



> does anyone know when linux plans to support larger IDE drives (i.e. 6.4
> GB)???

> I am trying to install RedHat on a Pentium II 266 with a 6.4 GB IDE
> drive and it will not see the drive.

We are running Caldera OpenLinux 1.1 (and DOS, and Win95 and WinNT) on a
6.4GB IDE with no problems.

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6.4 GB IDE Drives

Post by Eric Soderm » Thu, 26 Jun 1997 04:00:00




Quote:>i just split up my 6.4GB seagate last week into 4 partitions (2G for
>win95, 2G for something else, 1.9G for linux native, .1G for linux
>swap), and installed 4.2 redhat; everything went fine.

Why do you have 1 GB SWAP???
 
 
 

6.4 GB IDE Drives

Post by Matthew Calvin Weig » Wed, 02 Jul 1997 04:00:00


According to Eric Soderman:



> >i just split up my 6.4GB seagate last week into 4 partitions (2G for
> >win95, 2G for something else, 1.9G for linux native, .1G for linux
> >swap), and installed 4.2 redhat; everything went fine.
> Why do you have 1 GB SWAP???

Errr... ummm... hate to be anal, since this is my first post to this ng,
but I think he said POINT ONE GB of swap -- althought I'm not arguing that
that's awefully big too :)

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6.4 GB IDE Drives

Post by RHS Linux Us » Sun, 06 Jul 1997 04:00:00



: According to Eric Soderman:

: > >i just split up my 6.4GB seagate last week into 4 partitions (2G for
: > >win95, 2G for something else, 1.9G for linux native, .1G for linux
: > >swap), and installed 4.2 redhat; everything went fine.

: > Why do you have 1 GB SWAP???

: Errr... ummm... hate to be anal, since this is my first post to this ng,
: but I think he said POINT ONE GB of swap -- althought I'm not arguing that

Actually, .1GB isn't that much.  1024MB is a GB, 102.4MB is 10% which means
that 1% of a GB (point one) is only 10.24MB.  Rather small for a swap space
unless he has a large amount of physical RAM.

Jeff Day

 
 
 

6.4 GB IDE Drives

Post by Erv Walt » Sun, 06 Jul 1997 04:00:00




> : According to Eric Soderman:


> : > >i just split up my 6.4GB seagate last week into 4 partitions (2G for
> : > >win95, 2G for something else, 1.9G for linux native, .1G for linux
> : > >swap), and installed 4.2 redhat; everything went fine.
> : > Why do you have 1 GB SWAP???
> : Errr... ummm... hate to be anal, since this is my first post to this ng,
> : but I think he said POINT ONE GB of swap -- althought I'm not arguing that
> Actually, .1GB isn't that much.  1024MB is a GB, 102.4MB is 10% which means
> that 1% of a GB (point one) is only 10.24MB.  Rather small for a swap space
> unless he has a large amount of physical RAM.

No offense, but .1 = 10% = 102.4MB which is quite a lot (more than
most people will ever need unless they have special circumstances).

Erv

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6.4 GB IDE Drives

Post by Shang Xi » Mon, 07 Jul 1997 04:00:00



|> According to Eric Soderman:

|>
|>
|> > >i just split up my 6.4GB seagate last week into 4 partitions (2G for
|> > >win95, 2G for something else, 1.9G for linux native, .1G for linux
|> > >swap), and installed 4.2 redhat; everything went fine.
|>
|> > Why do you have 1 GB SWAP???
|>
|> Errr... ummm... hate to be anal, since this is my first post to this ng,
|> but I think he said POINT ONE GB of swap -- althought I'm not arguing that
|> that's awefully big too :)
|>

Yesterday, I tried to install ImageMagick. When I looked at the Readme file,
it said:
        "Anything less than 80 megabyes of swap space is likely to cause
                random crashes".
Think about my first computer which has only one hard drive with 120M space!

 
 
 

6.4 GB IDE Drives

Post by JHB NIJH » Thu, 10 Jul 1997 04:00:00


:
: No offense, but .1 = 10% = 102.4MB which is quite a lot (more than
: most people will ever need unless they have special circumstances).

Special circumstances being an A4 full color scan at 600 dpi, for instance.
That requires ca. 100MB!

Jeroen Nijhof

 
 
 

1. ?? Best 6.4-7.2 GB HD (IDE) ??

Best 6.4-7.2 GB HD (IDE) ??

What are your experiences? My priorities are 1) reliability 2) silence 3)
speed. I've heard that IBM's (Deskstars) are good in 1 and 2, but there
are many models (5, 8, 16GP) and it is not clear to me if they are all
more or less equivalent... Also some people say Maxtors are very good now.
Is this true? They used to be near the bottom of the pack during the 1GB
hardrive era (only Conner was worse...).

Thank you!

                        Carlos
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