On Fri, 2004-01-09 at 18:13, Stephane Dudzinski wrote:
>> I received today a couple of servers which all contain a 40GB IDE drive.
> The problem is that the BIOS doesn't handle it right, seeing only 6GB
> out of 40GB.
>> Linux Debian woody installer sees 8GB on it but not more. Now the
> interesting fact is that if i boot up a gentoo live CD with SMP kernel,
> it sees the 40GB of the drive.
>> Is there anything i missed ? I need to boot up a debian SMP kernel but
> didn't find a CD around with that feature.
>> I'm onto the reseller of the server to see if a bios update is available
> as well. I also noticed that the lilo parameter : hd=cyl,sect,head (as
> documented on F3) does not work.
>> Any help welcome.
Check the jumper on the ide drive. It may be that it is not set to
master, slave, (god forbid) cable select, but to a position that
restricts what the bios sees it as :-)
Seems to do it at controller level.
Interested in what caused it when you do find out.
Came across this for the first time, at the end of last week and the
start of this week but in my case the drive was only restricted to 32G
not from 40G.
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