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[ale] WD 10.1 hard drive...SUCCESS



I sit corrected.  I recall the expert options to fdisk and even the
ability to change the chs values.  I was looking for a command line
option solution and completely forgot about these options.  Thanks.

"Jeremy T. Bouse" wrote:
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> On Tue, 5 Jan 1999, Wandered Inn wrote:
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> > Date: Tue, 05 Jan 1999 04:22:33 +0000
> > From: Wandered Inn <esoteric at denali.atlnet.com>
> > To: Bob Kruger <bkruger at mindspring.com>
> > Cc: ale <ale at ale.org>
> > Subject: [ale] WD 10.1 hard drive...SUCCESS
> >
> > the CHS values to it explicitly, which you can do with cfdisk, but not
> > with fdisk.
> >
>         This isn't exactly true... Check out the following...
> 
> Command (m for help): m
> Command action
>    a   toggle a bootable flag
>    b   edit bsd disklabel
>    c   toggle the dos compatibility flag
>    d   delete a partition
>    l   list known partition types
>    m   print this menu
>    n   add a new partition
>    o   create a new empty DOS partition table
>    p   print the partition table
>    q   quit without saving changes
>    t   change a partition's system id
>    u   change display/entry units
>    v   verify the partition table
>    w   write table to disk and exit
>    x   extra functionality (experts only)
> 
>         Make note of the last option... at this point I type 'x'...
> 
> Expert command (m for help): m
> Command action
>    b   move beginning of data in a partition
>    c   change number of cylinders
>    d   print the raw data in the partition table
>    e   list extended partitions
>    g   create an IRIX partition table
>    h   change number of heads
>    m   print this menu
>    p   print the partition table
>    q   quit without saving changes
>    r   return to main menu
>    s   change number of sectors
>    v   verify the partition table
>    w   write table to disk and exit
> 
>         Hark... not the 'c', 'h' and 's' options... allowing one to change
> the CHS configuration through fdisk... hit 'r' to return to the previous
> menu and partition away...
>         This has been brought to you by the letter F (for fdisk) and the
> letter L (for Linux) and fdisk version 2.9...
> 
>         Respectfully,
>         Jeremy T. Bouse
>         Sr. System Administrator
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Until later: Geoffrey		esoteric at denali.atlnet.com

You mean you paid MONEY for Service Pack '98????