Bug 1077 - fdisk does not properly recognize 16G hard drives
fdisk does not properly recognize 16G hard drives
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
5.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-02-08 13:28 EST by drector
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-02-10 15:01:51 EST
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Description drector 1999-02-08 13:28:17 EST
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
disk.
Comment 1 drector 1999-02-08 14:01:59 EST
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
solution?
Comment 2 David Lawrence 1999-02-10 15:01:59 EST
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 12:43:59 EDT
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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