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I'm trying to install Linux on my new Seagate 9.1GB (ST39140A) hard disk.  The mother board recognize the hard disk (LBA mode) with 1108 cylinders, 255 heads and 63 sectors.  However, Linux (neither redhat or slackware)doesnt recognize it.  Linux just sees the first 1024 cylinders.

Can anyone tell me is there any way to make Linux use the rest of the space?  Either patch, drivers, hits or new version is appreciated.  
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I am using a Quantum Bigfoot TX 12G drive (1465/255/63) and use kernel boot parameters to access every bit of it.

Assuming you're using LILO and /dev/hda, put a line reading
append = "hda=1108,255,63"
in your lilo.conf, run lilo, reboot and there you are.

fdisk will warn about 1108 cyls but my experience is you can safely ignore that.
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