SCSI disk > 1GB (Micropolis 2217)

SCSI disk > 1GB (Micropolis 2217)

Post by Sten Law{ » Wed, 23 Mar 1994 23:29:21



Will I be able to access the above-one-gigabyte megabytes if
I where to replace my Micropolis just-short-of-one-gigabyte 2210
disk with a hefty-increase-for-little-bucks Micropolis 2217?
Since Linux is using the DOS fdisk format, I have the impression
that Linux will not be able to have partitions up there, or have
I gotten it wrong?

Sten Lawaetz
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SCSI disk > 1GB (Micropolis 2217)

Post by Zenon Fortu » Thu, 24 Mar 1994 07:19:20



>Will I be able to access the above-one-gigabyte megabytes if
>I where to replace my Micropolis just-short-of-one-gigabyte 2210
>disk with a hefty-increase-for-little-bucks Micropolis 2217?
>Since Linux is using the DOS fdisk format, I have the impression
>that Linux will not be able to have partitions up there, or have
>I gotten it wrong?

>Sten Lawaetz
>---------



I have the Micropolis 2217AV and use its whole capacity (however, the fdisk
recognized *only* 1612 sectors, so there is no 1.7 MB, anyway).

I have partitioned it into 3 primary and 1 extended partitions:

/dev/sda1       51      51      200     153600  83      Linux native
/dev/sda2        1       1       50      51199+ 82      Linux swap
/dev/sda3       201     201     300     102400   6      DOS 16-bit >=32M
/dev/sda4       301     301     1612    1343488  5      Extended

The /dev/sda4 (extended) is divided into 2 parts:
/dev/sda5       301     301     957     672767+ 83      Linux native
/dev/sda6       958     958     1612    670719+ 83      Linux native

The reason to place the swap at the beginning of the disk was explained
some time ago on this forum (the swap is faster).

There were some messages like
"Partition 2 does not start on cylinder boundary:"
"Partition 4 has different physical/logical endings:"
but I ignored them (later somebody posted a message that these message might
be of concern for OS/2 only)

The "v" (verify) option repeated the "Partition 2 does not start on cylinder
boundary" but I ignored it as well.