Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1077
fdisk does not properly recognize 16G hard drives
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:49 EDT
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
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
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.
Why is this bug discarded? Until this is fixed, I cannot install
Linux in a partition at the end of my 20GB drive.