** (no) problem with large IDE ?? **

** (no) problem with large IDE ?? **

Post by Carlos Wexl » Sat, 28 Oct 1995 04:00:00



After buying an 850MB EIDE drive I configured the CMOS to read the real
disk parameters that follow. (I can't use LBA). I use DOS' fdisk to
create a maximum size partition for DOS (1024 cyls.) and everything works
fine after formatting. When I try Linux's fdisk I get the following
(after setting a swap partn and a linux native partn). After creating the
ext2fs I can mount and access (from linux) both the DOS and the ext2
partitions without problems! The question is: why do I get these error
messages??? Another question is why does mswin 32 bit disk acces fail?

Thank you !

Carlos

Disk /dev/hdb: 16 heads, 63 sectors, 1647 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 bytes

   Device Boot  Begin   Start     End  Blocks   Id  System
====================================================================
/dev/hdb1           1       1    1024  516064+   6  DOS 16-bit >=32M

/dev/hdb2        1024    1025    1057   16632   82  Linux swap
Partition 2 has different physical/logical beginnings
(non-Linux?):
     phys=(1023, 15, 63) logical=(1024, 0, 1)
Partition 2 has different physical/logical endings:
     phys=(1023, 15, 63) logical=(1056, 15, 63)
Partition 2 does not start on cylinder boundary:
     phys=(1023, 15, 63) should be (1023, 0, 1)

/dev/hdb3        1024    1058    1647  297360   83  Linux native
Partition 3 has different physical/logical beginnings
(non-Linux?):
     phys=(1023, 15, 63) logical=(1057, 0, 1)
Partition 3 has different physical/logical endings:
     phys=(1023, 15, 63) logical=(1646, 15, 63)
Partition 3 does not start on cylinder boundary:
     phys=(1023, 15, 63) should be (1023, 0, 1)

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