[conspire] Re: conspire Digest, Vol 18, Issue 5

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Thu Nov 4 17:11:48 PST 2004

You first need to make sure the BIOS on those Dells supports LBA48, or the
machines won't see any disk as larger than 128GiB. If the disks will be
Linux-only, you can get away with tricking Linux into using LBA48 in spite
of the BIOS by supplying your own drive geometry information...

On Thu, 04 Nov 2004 16:16:59 -0800, Ross Bernheim wrote:

> On Thursday, November 4, 2004, at 03:42 PM, 
> conspire-request at linuxmafia.com wrote:
>> no mo crawlin roun unda de house puttin insulashun on
>> pipes an solderin joints, YAHOO!!!!!!!!
> I guess that you do YAHOO!!!!!!!!
> More on topic to Conspire, the Dell Optplex that we set up as a samba 
> server the
> other week at the CABAL meeting is working well at work. I still need 
> to work on
> a few permission issues but otherwise it works well. As a result, the 
> boss ok'ed my
> getting a couple of  160GB drives to set up the second box and later 
> retrofit the
> first box.
> I am putting the two Samsung 160GB IDE drives into the second Dell 
> Optiplex
> Pentium II 266 box and am going to put Debian into it with software 
> RAID1 to mirror
> the drives. I will need to get a Y cable for powering the second drive 
> and I have
> changed out the IDE cable for the second IDE channel which only had a 
> single
> drive connector for a longer one with two drive connectors. I changed 
> the CD ROM
> from cable select to slave so both hard disks will be masters on their 
> respective
> channels. I will have to fashion a bracket to hold the second disk 
> drive as the
> computer did not come with the bracket for the second hard disk, though 
> they
> made them.
> Ross

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