I might be reading the wrong version.
> the HOWTO maintainer has not yet managed in the past two months
> to put the previous version om metalab so I dare not tell him
> there is a new version already),
> but mentioning the kernel version seems the minimum you can do
> on the kernel list.
> The above looks like you might be using 2.0.36 or so - I think
> 2.2.3 is better (and 2.0.37pre is worse).
I am running 2.0.36.
> What happens is described thusly in the HOWTO:
> 11.1 BIOS complications
> As just mentioned, large disks return the geometry C=16383, H=16, S=63
> independent of the actual size, while the actual size is returned in
> the value of LBAcapacity. Some BIOSes do not recognize this, and
> translate this 16383/16/63 into something with fewer cylinders and more
> heads, for example 1024/255/63 or 1027/255/63. So, the kernel must not only
> recognize the single geometry 16383/16/63, but also all BIOS-mangled
> versions of it. Since 2.2.2 this is done correctly
> (by taking the BIOS idea of H and S, and computing C = capacity/(H*S)).
That is exactly what I was looking for. Does anyone have a patch for
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