[Nottingham] BIG disk bootup fun

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Tue Apr 5 15:42:21 BST 2005

Spandex wrote:
> where I turned off autodetect and set the sectors/cylinders stuff by
> hand.
> The utility I used was called "MaxBlast" and was a free download from
> the Maxtor site.  The disk is a Maxtor 6Y160P0, 160Gb.  It's only
> giving me 112Gb capacity, but that's plenty for what I need so I
> stopped worrying about it :)

"It works well enough so don't try fixing it further...."

We'll have to try weaning you on to more of the "Nothing less than 100% 
or better" linux philosophy (:-P)

I guess the 112GByte is the maximum CHS magic number.

Interesting, thanks for pointer,


Martin Lomas
martin at ml1.co.uk

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