Subject: Re: Drive size limitation?
To: Andrew Gillham <email@example.com>
From: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/13/2000 18:34:48
On Wed, Sep 13, 2000 at 12:29:24PM -0400, Andrew Gillham wrote:
> A friend of mine just added a 40GB drive to his NetBSD/i386 machine.
> It is being recognized as below:
> wd1 at pciide0 channel 1 drive 0: <Maxtor 54098U8>
> wd1: drive supports 16-sector pio transfers, lba addressing
> wd1: 32253MB, 16383 cyl, 16 head, 63 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 66055248 sectors
> wd1: 32-bit data port
> wd1: drive supports PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2, Ultra-DMA mode 4
> wd1(pciide0:1:0): using PIO mode 4, Ultra-DMA mode 2 (using DMA data transfers)
> Based on the Maxtor part number (54098U8) this is a 40.9GB drive, which
> should be quite a bit bigger than 32253MB. :-)
Maybe it's a formatted vs non-formatted issue ?
I know peoples which uses bigger drives with NetBSD, without problems ...
So I think the drive really reports only 32253MB. What does the BIOS says ?
Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. Manuel.Bouyer@lip6.fr