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Old 01-26-2004, 10:40 PM   #1
teuben
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Question largest hard drive size


what is the largest hard drive size one can address these days. If I get a
250GB or so drive, will it just basically work with the usual partitioning?
 
Old 01-27-2004, 02:37 AM   #2
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My guess is that it's all dependent on your BIOS and if that one can handle such a big disk. And if you're using a really old installation/kernel (version 0.9.something) maybe..
*remembers when his pc wouldn't recognise any disks over 1 gig*
If the BIOS takes it then Linux shouldn't have any problems with it. I'm guessing it's a IDE disk we're talking about here.
If i don't remember totally wrong i think that linux with kernel 2.6.0 handles disks up to 2,5 terrabytes.
 
Old 01-27-2004, 08:11 AM   #3
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The bootloader can also be told to use other drive geometry if the bios is wrong.
 
  


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