"640MB optical drive" or "Support for block size > 1K"

"640MB optical drive" or "Support for block size > 1K"

Post by Chris O » Tue, 05 Nov 1996 04:00:00



So, I just bought one of those nice new Fujitsu 640MB 3-1/2" optical
drives. I plugged it in, booted my machine and got:

     sdb: unsupported sector size 2048.
     SCSI device sdb: hdwr sector= 2048

etc... I am running kernel version 2.0.0. Has the SCSI disk driver
been updated since 2.0.0 to support block sizes larger than 1K? If
not, what other options do I have?

Thanks in advance,
Chris
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"640MB optical drive" or "Support for block size > 1K"

Post by Ronald Wah » Tue, 05 Nov 1996 04:00:00



Quote:> So, I just bought one of those nice new Fujitsu 640MB 3-1/2" optical
> drives. I plugged it in, booted my machine and got:

>      sdb: unsupported sector size 2048.
>      SCSI device sdb: hdwr sector= 2048

> etc... I am running kernel version 2.0.0. Has the SCSI disk driver
> been updated since 2.0.0 to support block sizes larger than 1K?

No. The maintainer of the SCSI driver told me that it is not as easy as it
sound because (some) filesystems do not support this size (yet).

Quote:> If not, what other options do I have?

Use 540MB Media.

ron

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