Bug 1077 - fdisk does not properly recognize 16G hard drives
Summary: fdisk does not properly recognize 16G hard drives
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: util-linux
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-02-08 18:28 UTC by drector
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-02-10 20:01:51 UTC

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Description drector 1999-02-08 18:28:17 UTC
During a routine installation on a P-Pro machine, fdisk
only sees 8G of a 16G ide drive.

The Bios properly recognizes the disk, and the kernel
reports 16G disk size for hda, but fdisk only sees 8G of the

Comment 1 drector 1999-02-08 19:01:59 UTC
Using the advanced menu, and 'set cylinders' I manually set the number
of cylinders to 2048 rather than the 1024 which was detected. fdisk
now complains about errors in the cylinder boundries. Is this a

Comment 2 David Lawrence 1999-02-10 20:01:59 UTC
This bug has been previously reported. We are working on finding a
solution. It is pretty common with drives larger than 8 gigs and when
a solution is implemented it should fix the same problem wit most
sizes above 8 gigs.

Comment 3 pickens 1999-04-26 16:43:59 UTC
Why is this bug discarded? Until this is fixed, I cannot install
Linux in a partition at the end of my 20GB drive.

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