Stephane Dudzinski, Fri, Jan 09, 2004 at 06:13:23PM +0000:
> 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.
There are three limits on a disk capacity: 540Mb, 8Gb, 32Gb. 40Gb drives
tend to have a jumper to limit their capacaity to 32Gb; but your problem
seems different. Double check the hardware setup, the CMOS settings and
look out for BIOS upgrades (although THIS would be the ultimate
strangeness: a today's machine with the 8Gb limit...). Ensure you're
using a decent kernel version (2.4).
My bet is for the CMOS settings, anyway. On Award BIOSes, set the disc
mode to LBA.
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