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I have installed Debian Woody 3.0r1 (stock bf24 2.4.18 kernel) on a new PC, but Linux is able to see only about 130 GB of space on one of the machine's hard disks, a 200 GB Maxtor 6Y200P0 ATA unit. The full capacity of the disk is correctly recognized by both the BIOS, and a recent Slackware. I have done only a quick test with Slackware and I can't remember its version, but I seem to remember it had a 2.4.21 kernel. Why isn't Debian able to use the full disk? Do I have to build a custom kernel? Do ...

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    Default Debian Woody sees only 130G of 200G Maxtor 6Y200P0 HD

    I have installed Debian Woody 3.0r1 (stock bf24 2.4.18 kernel) on a new PC,
    but Linux is able to see only about 130 GB of space on one of the machine's
    hard disks, a 200 GB Maxtor 6Y200P0 ATA unit. The full capacity of the disk
    is correctly recognized by both the BIOS, and a recent Slackware. I have
    done only a quick test with Slackware and I can't remember its version, but
    I seem to remember it had a 2.4.21 kernel.

    Why isn't Debian able to use the full disk? Do I have to build a custom
    kernel? Do I have to upgrade to a later kernel? If so, which kernel version
    do I need?

    I include below the following information for diagnostic purposes:

    - PC hardware configuration
    - excerpt from system log (timestamps and machine name omitted for clarity)
    - /dev/hdb partition table
    - Output of hdparm -I /dev/hdb


    Paolo

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ** PC Configuration

    ASUS P4C800 motherboard with i875P chipset, 2.8 GHz Pentium 4 CPU, 2 GB of
    RAM, one 80 GB Maxtor 6Y080L0 ATA hard disk (hda), one 200 GB Maxtor
    6Y200P0 ATA hard disk (hdb), one CD/DVD player (hdc), one CD-RW unit (hdd),
    Chaintech NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600/Ultra graphics card with 256 MB of DDR.


    ** Excerpt of system log output

    kernel: Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 6.31
    kernel: ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with
    idebus=xx
    kernel: PCI_IDE: unknown IDE controller on PCI bus 00 device f9, VID=8086,
    DID=24db
    kernel: PCI_IDE: chipset revision 2
    kernel: PCI_IDE: not 100%% native mode: will probe irqs later
    kernel: ide0: BM-DMA at 0xfc00-0xfc07, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:DMA
    kernel: ide1: BM-DMA at 0xfc08-0xfc0f, BIOS settings: hdc:DMA, hdd:pio
    kernel: hda: Maxtor 6Y080L0, ATA DISK drive
    kernel: hdb: Maxtor 6Y200P0, ATA DISK drive
    kernel: hdc: PCDV5016G, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
    kernel: hdd: CDD7052, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
    kernel: ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
    kernel: ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
    kernel: hda: 160086528 sectors (81964 MB) w/2048KiB Cache, CHS=158816/16/63
    kernel: hdb: 268435455 sectors (137439 MB) w/7936KiB Cache,
    CHS=16709/255/63
    kernel: hdc: ATAPI 50X DVD-ROM drive, 256kB Cache
    kernel: Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.12
    kernel: hdd: ATAPI 52X CD-ROM CD-R/RW drive, 2048kB Cache
    kernel: ide-floppy driver 0.97.sv
    kernel: Partition check:
    kernel: hda: hda1 hda2 hda3
    kernel: hdb: hdb1 hdb2 hdb3


    ** /dev/hdb partition table

    Disk /dev/hdb: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 16709 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/hdb1 1 12449 99996561 83 Linux
    /dev/hdb2 12450 12573 996030 82 Linux swap
    /dev/hdb3 12574 16709 33222420 83 Linux


    ** Output of hdparm -I /dev/hdb

    /dev/hdb:

    non-removable ATA device, with non-removable media
    Model Number: Maxtor 6Y200P0
    Serial Number: Y60AYX7E
    Firmware Revision: YAR41VW0
    Standards:
    Supported: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
    Likely used: 7
    Configuration:
    Logical max current
    cylinders 16383 16383
    heads 16 16
    sectors/track 63 63
    bytes/track: 0 (obsolete)
    bytes/sector: 0 (obsolete)
    current sector capacity: 16514064
    LBA user addressable sectors = 268435455
    Capabilities:
    LBA, IORDY(can be disabled)
    Buffer size: 7936.0kB ECC bytes: 57 Queue depth: 1
    Standby timer values: spec'd by standard, no device specific
    minimum
    r/w multiple sector transfer: Max = 16 Current = 0
    DMA: mdma0 mdma1 mdma2 udma0 udma1 udma2 udma3 udma4 *udma5 udma6
    Cycle time: min=120ns recommended=120ns
    PIO: pio0 pio1 pio2 pio3 pio4
    Cycle time: no flow control=120ns IORDY flow control=120ns
    Commands/features:
    Enabled Supported:
    * NOP cmd
    * READ BUFFER cmd
    * WRITE BUFFER cmd
    * Host Protected Area feature set
    * look-ahead
    * write cache
    * Power Management feature set
    Security Mode feature set
    * SMART feature set
    SET MAX security extension
    Advanced Power Management feature set
    * DOWNLOAD MICROCODE cmd
    Security:
    Master password revision code = 65534
    supported
    not enabled
    not locked
    not frozen
    not expired: security count
    not supported: enhanced erase
    HW reset results:
    CBLID- above Vih
    Device num = 1 determined by the jumper
    Checksum: correct
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------


    --
    Paolo Amoroso <amorosomclink.it>
    Paolo Amoroso Guest

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    Default Re: Debian Woody sees only 130G of 200G Maxtor 6Y200P0 HD

    begin On Sun, 17 Aug 2003 18:06:05 +0200, Paolo Amoroso wrote:
    > I have installed Debian Woody 3.0r1 (stock bf24 2.4.18 kernel) on a new
    > PC, but Linux is able to see only about 130 GB of space on one of the
    > machine's hard disks, a 200 GB Maxtor 6Y200P0 ATA unit. The full
    > capacity of the disk is correctly recognized by both the BIOS, and a
    > recent Slackware. I have done only a quick test with Slackware and I
    > can't remember its version, but I seem to remember it had a 2.4.21
    > kernel.
    >
    > Why isn't Debian able to use the full disk? Do I have to build a custom
    > kernel? Do I have to upgrade to a later kernel? If so, which kernel
    > version do I need?
    The kernel needs to be updated/patched.

    The current kernel 2.4.21 will work, in addition both 2.4.19 and 2.4.20
    will work also.


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    Default Re: Debian Woody sees only 130G of 200G Maxtor 6Y200P0 HD

    In article <tqY=P9gmaAfiD1dmyUaaHZks60em4ax.com>,
    Paolo Amoroso <amorosomclink.it> wrote:
    >I have installed Debian Woody 3.0r1 (stock bf24 2.4.18 kernel) on a new PC,
    >but Linux is able to see only about 130 GB of space on one of the machine's
    >hard disks, a 200 GB Maxtor 6Y200P0 ATA unit. The full capacity of the disk
    >is correctly recognized by both the BIOS, and a recent Slackware. I have
    >done only a quick test with Slackware and I can't remember its version, but
    >I seem to remember it had a 2.4.21 kernel.
    You need a later kernel for the Debian system.
    >Why isn't Debian able to use the full disk? Do I have to build a custom
    >kernel? Do I have to upgrade to a later kernel? If so, which kernel version
    >do I need?
    The obvious one to go for would be 2.4.21. Building it is fairly
    trivial on a Debian system - use the make-kpkg utility.

    HTH
    John
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