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o770

join:2002-06-12
reply to o770

Re: [hard drive] I have a new 160GB HDD coming.

Hi. I was just watching estool when the zero-fill reached eighty five percent and continued to complete all 160GB till lba 312581808. Is it possible it wrapped around at the 28-bit addressable limit?

Estool reports 48-bit lba active and everything else right. However bios shows drive size 137GB.


norwegian
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join:2005-02-15
Outback

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If it is seeing all of the drive and only limiting the size, there maybe a bios setting that needs applying.

Edit: I see the IDE/EIDE drivers do not look like they support larger drives, however the following article may be of assistance.
»support.microsoft.com/kb/303013

This is a good article:
»www.seagate.com/support/kb/disc/tp/137gb.pdf

If the bios is limited to 28-bit though, from what I can see, you can create another (second) partition for data with the spare space of the drive.

One of the experts here maybe able to help more.

n_w95482
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join:2005-08-03
Ukiah, CA
said by norwegian:

If the bios is limited to 28-bit though, from what I can see, you can create another (second) partition for data with the spare space of the drive.

That is correct.
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Aranarth

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said by n_w95482:

said by norwegian:

If the bios is limited to 28-bit though, from what I can see, you can create another (second) partition for data with the spare space of the drive.

That is correct.

The problem is the primary partition needs to fall in the first 132gb.
This ensures that the everything in the primary partition is accessible to the bios during boot. (You need to be able to access the bootloader, hiberfil.sys etc.) Once windows xp or later has booted windows is not longer subject to the 132gb limitation and can access drives using its own drivers. After that point you are subject to the limitations of ntfs etc.

n_w95482
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join:2005-08-03
Ukiah, CA
The partitioning portion of the XP installation should handle that.
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