Large IDE drive: overflow on # of cylinders?

From: seregon (
Date: Thu Feb 24 2000 - 00:13:33 EST

I have a new Maxtor 93652U8 hard disk (~36.4 GB). It appears to have an
actual geometry of 70780/16/63. Unfortunately, the Linux kernels I have
tried accessing the drive with (2.2.5? & 2.2.10) are reporting the
number of cylinders as 5244 (==70780-65536) with obviously bad results.
I have tried the trick of changing the cylinder & head numbers in the
BIOS to 35390/32/63 but this hasn't helped any... I still get 5244 for
the number of cylinders.

Is there a work around for this? A fix in 2.3 kernels?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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