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[ale] WD 10.1 hard drive...SUCCESS



Is all this to say that we can, in fact, purchase those honkin' drives
without fear?

-Matt
-----Original Message-----
 From: Jeremy T. Bouse <undrgrid at undergrid.net>
To: Wandered Inn <esoteric at denali.atlnet.com>
Cc: Bob Kruger <bkruger at mindspring.com>; ale <ale at ale.org>
Date: Tuesday, January 05, 1999 10:58 PM
Subject: Re: [ale] WD 10.1 hard drive...SUCCESS


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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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