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Re: [vox-tech] bad partition table

On Mon, 14 Feb 2005 18:38:09 -0800, "Josh Parsons"
<jbparsons@ucdavis.edu> said:
> hdparm -i gives you a lot of information collected directly from the
> disk, including what the physical layout of the disk hardware is
> ("RawCHS"), and what the layout that should be used for traditional
> (i.e. non-LBA) addressing on the IDE bus is ("CurCHS").  Neither of
> these are used in normal operation with a modern drive, either.
> If the drive supports it, linux will put it into LBA mode, and ignore
> whatever geometry (mis)information it was given by the BIOS.  If this is
> happening (and it should be) you will see "LBA=yes" as part of the
> output of hdparm -i, and "/255/63" as part of the output from hdparm -g
Well I am glad to know that the geometry issue may be irrelevant.
Thanks. But how come hdparm -g on my working disks gives the CHS specs,
not LBA then?
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