[conspire] Re: Dell and big disks

Ross Bernheim rossbernheim at speakeasy.net
Fri Nov 5 20:14:25 PST 2004

On Friday, November 5, 2004, at 07:14 PM, 
conspire-request at linuxmafia.com wrote:

> 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...

The BIOS had no problem seeing and dealing with the 160GB drives.

FIrst problem was that the BIOS had trouble booting from the CD ROM
drive as the slave on IDE channel 2. Swapping the CD ROM drive to
master and the 160GB drive on IDE channel 2 took care of that problem.

Now it is how to partition and get RAID 1 going.


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