On Mon, Apr 30, 2001 at 02:26:57AM -0500, dave wrote:
> I seem to remember that non BX intel motherboards <pre BX> don't recognize
> more than 8GB in the BIOS. I think linux had some kind of workaround for
> this <not use the BIOS :)>
> You may be experiencing a similar problem.
> I have a 15 GB drive :)
Linux doesn't have a "workaround" of not using the BIOS. In fact, no
modern system uses the BIOS to do disk access. The only time the BIOS is
an issue is during boot time, and if your BIOS can't support
high-cylinder boot, you need to make sure that the bootcode is within
1024 cylinders of the start, regardless of the operating system. Once
the bootstrap is complete, the limitation is purely software-based.
I have a 20G drive in FreeBSD, so don't tell me it doesn't support them.
> On Mon, 30 Apr 2001, Nathan Vidican wrote:
> > Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 08:07:56 -0400
> > To: Anton Alin-Adrian <email@example.com>
> > From: Nathan Vidican <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Subject: Re: (Freebsd doesn't see disks larger than 8gb; was: "No
> > Subject")
> > Anton Alin-Adrian wrote:
> > >
> > > First of all, thank you for your kindness.. What i mean is i know
> > > freebsd does not see a hdd bigger then 8GB. Sure you can't on a
> > > Mac :).
> > I beg your pardon? I've got several 60Gig ATA100 disks running under
> > FreeBSD. What do you mean it doesn't see an HDD bigger than 8Gig? If
> > using the mylex RAID (ml) then the system cannot boot off of a disk
> > using the 8gig geometry; but it can most certainly 'see' larger disks
> > than 8gb!
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