Subject: Re: problems assessing disk size with ahcisata
To: Steven M.Bellovin <>
From: Jared D. McNeill <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/05/2007 06:45:18
On 5-Nov-07, at 12:56 AM, 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.

One workaround is to disable AHCI SATA in the BIOS.