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re: 120 GB larger hard disk



Dear All,

Thank you all for your help and emails (sorry for not
be able to reply to you individually).

I had managed to install RH 8.0 (network install,
about 5 hours) last night and everything is fine so
far.

Cheers
James Wang


--- Andreas Baier <andreas baier mindmatics de> wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I don´t think that this is a ext3 Problem, since you
> have problems 
> partitioning that disk.
> 
> Perhaps a hdparm -i /dev/hdX could shine some light
> on this,
> also a fdisk -l /dev/hdX could be useful.
> 
> 
> For now - let me guess:
> <guess>
> To me, it seems, that the disk is clipped to 32GB,
> perhaps the 
> mainboard bios can not cope with a disk >32GB - just
> a thought.
> 
> Since the manufactorer knows that every customer
> would be angry having 
> a crippled disk, he *might* have installed a vendor
> software to 
> enlarge the disk to the real size. This runs fine
> under windows, but
> in no-way under Linux
> Then Windows was installed on top and this was
> running fine.
> 
> After repartitioning, the disk-software is gone, and
> so leaving you 
> with 32GB capacity alone.
> </guess>
> 
> Try the hdparm and fdisk commands and send the
> outputs, if the mailing 
> list might not be interested because of OT, send it
> to me - I am 
> curious about this.
> 
> Bye
> 
> Andreas
> 
> 
>  >RedHat 6.2 with kernel versison 2.2.14 can handle
>  >large disk size (> 34 GB).  However, I own
> experience
>  >told another story - it seams that RedHat 6.2
> could
>  >NOT handle hard drive size above 34 GB!
> 
> 
> -- 
> Andreas Baier
> 
> 
> 
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