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Re: Install shows 8GB harddisk limit problem, but that *cannot* be
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Install shows 8GB harddisk limit problem, but that *cannot* be
- From: Michael Schmidt <mschmidt_(_at_)_Fh-Koblenz_(_dot_)_DE>
- Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 12:18:17 +0100 (MET)
- Cc: mschmidt_(_at_)_Fh-Koblenz_(_dot_)_DE
> From: Amitai Schlair <schlair_(_at_)_eecs_(_dot_)_cwru_(_dot_)_edu>
> Subject: Re: Install shows 8GB harddisk limit problem, but that *cannot* be
> On Mon, 20 Dec 1999, Michael Schmidt wrote:
> > My PC has installed a 13G harddisk and the Award bios "Standard CMOS
> > Setup" is set to Auto/Auto at the disk entry, shall say Type=Auto and
> > Mode=Auto. When checking by setting Type=User for control purposes
> > only, it shows a correct disk geometry, so the bios must have detetced
> > the hard disk correctly.
> > The problem is that OpenBSD-2.6 fdisk does *not* allow to enter
> > partitions beyond the 8G limit.
> I had this problem several months ago. Theo suggested to take what fdisk
> gave me, then fix the disk's geometry in disklabel. It worked.
As you say it worked, did functionality of disklabel itself change in 2.6?
I´m asking because of the below:
As long as I recall correctly (the involved machine is at home, therefore
I have to double-check it this evening) I tried yesterday the following:
Using OpenBSD´s fdisk, setup OpenBSD partition within 8GB limit,
when later trying to fix disk geometry in disklabel then disklabel complains
that the values (those values which should fix 8GB lomit) are not allowed.
But I´m not sure whether my memory fails.
Your hint leads me to an other question:
What you express above, is it that having done entries in OpenBSD´s fdisk,
the later entries in disklabel will supersede the former partition table?
May be I´m asking nonsense (hopefully not;-)
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