[svlug] 8.4GB Limitation?
rob at varesearch.com
Wed Sep 2 15:42:28 PDT 1998
I have seen 18 GIG drives used in md arrays.
>>>>> On Wed, 2 Sep 1998 14:19:36 -0700 (PDT), Rafael Skodlar
>>>>> <raffi at kset.com> said:
Rafael> I have one system with 8GB IDE drives (I did not pay for them) and no
Rafael> problems with using only one partition on each drive.
Rafael> /dev/hdc1 7909568 2058377 5441134 27% /var/spool/news
Rafael> /dev/hdd1 7912497 2073065 5429228 28%
Rafael> I guess you can see where the biggest stuff is :-)
Rafael> The question is, is it good idea to have big partitions like that? It
Rafael> depends on type of data you will have there and how much work you'll need
Rafael> to put in for the maintenance. Smaller partitions are better when you have
Rafael> problems. You loose less if a smaller partition goes to the bit bucket
Rafael> than a big one.
Rafael> On Wed, 2 Sep 1998, Robert Hajime Lanning wrote:
>> SCSI or IDE?
>> SCSI works for me.
>> SCSI device sdb: hdwr sector= 512 bytes. Sectors= 17780058 [8681 MB] [8.7 GB]
>> ---- As written by Edward Roper:
>> > Does Linux support the necessary extended BIOS functions that allow for
>> > hard drives larger than 8.4GB?
>> > I've had a hard time locating any information on this subject.
>> > --
>> > Edward Roper <Eroper at WANfear.com> 503.903.3729
>> > WANfear http://www.WANfear.com/
>> Robert Hajime Lanning Navigation Technologies
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