second hard disk trouble

Paul Phillips
Wed, 16 Jun 1999 01:06:23 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 15 Jun 1999, Dan Christopherson wrote:

> IIRC, you can tell linux fdisk what geometry to use. It's been quite a
> while since I needed to do this, but I believe it's on the 'advanced'
> menu. I believe I found the info that led to this in a 'Large Disk'
> howto or mini-howto.

Yes.  This is how I originally made linux see 14 GB instead of 8 GB
on my 770Z.

On Tue, 15 Jun 1999, Rob Mayoff wrote:

> | are you saying you ran partition magic v4.X against a 14G drive, and
> | it saw the entire drive?
> that's what I'm saying

This too I confirm.  I spent several hours tonight jockeying things
around with partition magic so I could make a crypto filesystem.  Some
partition magic attributes are heavily braindead -- I couldn't delete
my linux swap partition because it wanted me to enter the drive label
"to confirm", but it had no label, and none of the dozen things I tried
matched whatever it was looking for.  So I booted back into linux, killed
it with fdisk, and came back to win98 to finish the job.

I had to do that part because I already had four primary partitions, and
there's no way to get from there to logical partitions without removing
one of the primaries... but the good news is, now I have an encrypted
filesystem mounted on /crypt, and the pilots of black helicopters are
sitting at home cursing my success.

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