|Summary:||Disk Toshiba Mk 2109 not supported|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||carmona|
|Component:||util-linux||Assignee:||Erik Troan <ewt>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2001-02-08 23:15:55 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description carmona 1999-09-24 13:02:35 UTC
fdisk cannot partition correctly the Toshiba Mk2109 (2.5" HD Drive ATA-4, 4200 cylinders, 16 heads, 63 sectors). I boot with the arguments hda=4200,16,63 and fdisk gives the correct info with p command. I create partition (whatever their size) with fdisk without problems BUT as soon as write the results and enters again in fdisk I get an error (for a partition going starting at cylinder x and ending at cylinder y): Partition N does not end on cylinder boundary: phys=(y-2,14,63) should be (y-2,15,63) fdisk behave like if it badly manages the last head and stops 2 cylinders before the end. Worse, if y > 1024 then the previous message becomes whatever y is: Partition N does not end on cylinder boundary: phys=(1022,14,63) should be (1022,15,63) I tried to change the heads number to 15 within the extended mode of fdisk but it still gives the same error but at heads 13 instead of 14. Even stranger when using the redhat installation mount the partition and write to it as soon as I reboot the computer, I completely loose the partition: it is completely corrupted (not even recognized as an ext2 partition) The problem is only for the Mk2109 as fdisk succeeds to partition a Toshiba Mk 2104 2.5 " disk (4200 cylinders, 16 heads, 63 sectors) with the same hardware configuration. Thanks for your help,
Comment 1 carmona 1999-11-25 11:10:59 UTC
Same problem under RedHat 6.1.
Comment 2 Erik Troan 2001-02-08 23:15:50 UTC
I'm going to assume this is fixed by now. Let me know if it's not.