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Re: [vox-tech] resizing harddrive
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Re: [vox-tech] resizing harddrive

sorry it's getting confusing, I failed to mention this but the drive is a
40GB slave that I'm using to
store mpegs and such. All those commands worked and here is the output.

I had problems pasting in this HP-UX term I'm on now so I put the output
in a file: http://the45.net/~ryan/output.txt  /dev/hdb1 is the drive I'm
having problems with.

I can boot in linux just fine.


On Thu, 27 Feb 2003, Mike Simons wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 27, 2003 at 01:33:15PM -0800, Ryan wrote:
> > On this machine the drive comes up right away as having 32MB. It's an old
> > motherboard, 1995 or so and even after I specified in the BIOS the number of
> > heads and cylinders there is another option in the BIOS that says Max Size: 8GB
> > So when I went and did an fdisk/mkfs,  the size of the drive is 32GB. Everything
> > works fine, I just want my 10 extra gigs. So I should be able to get around the
> > BIOS issue in linux?
> [...]
> > > - So have you tried booting Linux on that machine?
> > > - Does the BIOS hang when you try to detect the drive size, or just
> > >   mis-report the drive size?
>   So this is getting confusing, you have not said how big the drive
> really is... from what I gather you think it is 42 Gig.
>   I'm not sure if you answered my first question about if you had tried
> booting that drive in Linux.  It's unclear but I think you say you did
> boot in Linux.
> Can you do the following:
> ----
> 	Boot the machine into Linux
> 	Mail the output from the following commands:
> ===
> 	uname -a
> 	dmesg | grep ^hd
> 	cat /proc/partitions
> 	cat /proc/ide/hd*/[cg]*y
> 	for x in a b c d; do hdparm -i /dev/hd$x; done
> 	for x in a b c d; do fdisk -l /dev/hd$x; done
> ===
> ---
>   If you have problems with any of those commands mail the output you
> can and error messages you get for the rest.
>   Thanks,
>     Mike
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