Re: LS120 IDE drive

Gadi Oxman (
Fri, 26 Sep 1997 11:17:33 +0300 (IST)

On Thu, 25 Sep 1997, Graham Barr wrote:

> I would like to thank everyone who replied to me. Last night
> I pulled 2.0.31-pre9 and the 10 patch. It compiled perfectly
> and seems to work. However I do get the following message,
> can anyone explain please ?
> hdb: 123822kB, 247644 blocks, 512 sector size
> hdb: The drive reports both 126222336 and 126793728 bytes as its capacity
> Thanks & regards,
> Graham.
> --
> The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.

A small difference between the LBA (linear) and CHS (cylinder/heads/sector)
capacities is common. The driver is currently using the smaller capacity
(although it might be safe to use the LBA capacity unconditionally).