Subject: Re: Large EIDE drives
To: Mike Latinovich <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/06/1999 22:14:14
On Mon, Dec 06, 1999 at 02:47:34PM -0600, Mike Latinovich wrote:
> Certainly you should be able to;  I've got a 27G Maxtor udma66 drive on
> my system.
> While the dmesg output doesn't seem to be correct (insofar as the chs info),
> the sector count seems to be fine.

This is correct. It's a hack to work around a limitation of the C/H/S
interface, which only allows 16383/16/63. The effect is that the c/h/s and
sectors number don't match but it doesn't matter as long as you use LBA
(with C/H/S you can only address the first 8G anyway).

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.