Subject: Re: problems assessing disk size with ahcisata
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: David Laight <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/05/2007 08:02:09
On Mon, Nov 05, 2007 at 05:56:09AM +0000, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> 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.

What does 'sysctl machdep.diskinfo' show?


David Laight: