Subject: problems assessing disk size with ahcisata
To: None <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/05/2007 05:56:09
I just ran into a serious problem with a new Thinkpad T61: anything
looking at the MBR on the 160G disk running with ahcisata got very
confused.  I'll skip all the gory details (and the state it left my
disk in); the net, though, is the fdisk and sysinst think the drive has
only 67MB.  When I changed it in the BIOS to compatibility mode, it
picked up the size correctly.

If it matters, this was with the power management branch.

		--Steve Bellovin,