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I have a IDE HDD of 12Gb, but Linux only seems to detect 8G, even if I
give it hd=23361,16,63 as parameters.
I have 1 primary dos partition (3Gb) (fat32) and one extended (2*3Gb) (fat32)
and my ext2 linux partition consists of the last 3 Gb of my disk. Everything
works, but when I try to mount my /dev/hda5 or /dev/hda6 as vfat or
anything else, it says "FAT bread failed". I suspect this has something
to do with the 8 Gb buisines.
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by:wouterw
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Which kernel version are you running?
using more than 8gb shouldn't be a problem under one of the development kernels (2.1.60+)..
if you are running 2.0.33, then it is a known problem.
2.0.33 lacks UDMA support, and therefor will never go higher than 8gb. Try one of alan cox's 2.0.34pre patches (pre7 or higher)
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Kernel 2.0.32
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no, 2.0.32 doesn't support FAT 32 yet
get the development kernel and try to compile it
2.1.103 at sunsite.unc.edu or linux.kernel.org
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