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Re: disk geometry not displayed in parted version 1.6.21

From: Sven Luther
Subject: Re: disk geometry not displayed in parted version 1.6.21
Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2005 22:17:16 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.6+20040907i

On Fri, Feb 04, 2005 at 03:00:58PM +0100, benoit ribot wrote:
> Hello
> With previous versions of parted, it was possible to know the geometry 
> of the disk (CHS). This information is very precious and is not always 
> present or exact for very large disks (e.g. SCSI disk of more than 2 
> TBytes) in /var/log/messages or through the command hdparm.
> Could you insert it in your code for the next versions please
> Here are the output of parted version 1.6.21 and that of 1.6.11 :

Notice that with a 2.6 kernel, the info provided by parted 1.6.11 is probably
fully bogus, and there was a large thread about this, which lead to many code
change in later versions of parted.

I understand also that geometry information on scsi disks and on any recent
disks for that matter is not used, only emulated by some should-be-obsolete
bioses :)


Sven Luther

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