seagate SATA with RedHat Linux

Posted on 2009-02-23
Last Modified: 2012-05-06

I get the following message when using Redhat linux command

#fdisk /dev/sdc

THe number of cylinders for this disk is set to 30401. There is nothing with that, but this is larger than 1024.

How do I overcome this error message?
Question by:areyouready344
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    It's not an error message as such...

    Its a warning that having a drive configured for > 1024 cylinders is not compatible with older OS's etc...

    When using Linux and/or  Window that was release in the last 10 years it has no meaning, and can be ignored.

    If you really want to change it, have a look here:

    "How to use Fdisk to initialize your new hard disk"

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    If there's existing data on that disk, DO NOT adjust the C/H/S values - you might not be able to access your data.

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