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From: Michal Jaegermann (michal_at_ellpspace.math.ualberta.ca)
Date: Mon Dec 23 2002 - 01:40:56 CST
On Mon, Dec 23, 2002 at 07:56:33AM +0100, Janez Gradisek wrote:
> We're trying to upgrade our AlphaPC 164LX. We put in a new 30 GB IDE disk but
> it was not recognized correctly in the BIOS. The BIOS shows a disk of 8 GB
> only. However, BIOS correctly recognizes the 4.3 GB SCSI disk.
Unless you are booting from that disk then most likely you do not really
care. Once Linux (i.e. a reasonably current kernel) is running it
should see your whole disk anyway. Even if you are booting from it that
is likely not a big deal. Just make sure that no partition is has start
and end on two sides of this "magic 8GB boundary". You may want to
Parts are pretty x86 specific but you can find (or "translate")
some info for you as well.
> 1) Is there a limitation in the BIOS that the larges recognizable disk can
> be 8 GB or is there a problem with the hard disk?
You have an old AlphaBIOS. With somewhat more current BIOSes but
still old you worry about 137 GB limit.
> 2) Would it be a solution to update BIOS to Ver. 5.8?
I do not know. Maybe. Somebody else with a definitive answer? I would
likely use SRM anyway (it is available for LX) unless you have an
Adaptec SCSI controller. :-)
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