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Re: Debian/Hurd d-i installation report

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: Debian/Hurd d-i installation report
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 16:15:26 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21+34 (58baf7c9f32f) (2010-12-30)

Justus Winter, le Tue 22 Oct 2013 16:10:06 +0200, a écrit :
> Quoting Samuel Thibault (2013-10-22 15:12:12)
> > > * I installed a 250GB hard disk but it doesn't show up with the full
> > >   capacity, dunno why.
> > 
> > If you installed through IDE, that's expected: Linux drivers in Mach
> > support LBA28 only, which is 128GiB.
> Ok, thanks for clarifying that. Is there currently an alternative?

Installing through SATA, which has LBA48 support.  The limitation then
comes from the driver layer, which is 32bit sector numbers (see the FAQ
about partition size.)

> Somewhat related, the board has a SATA controller, and I plan to test
> that as well. How is the status of the driver in gnumach?

It's working for my laptop and qemu at least. There is just still the
issue of sharing an irq with netdde, which should be solved by "just"
dropping irq disable/enable from netdde.


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