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Subject: Re: formatting under linux
From: Gajdos_at_metatem.net
Date: 2004-04-07


If it can be of any help to you, here is what my fully functional disk
(AJBR20) reports:

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# fdisk -l /dev/sda

Disk /dev/sda: 20.0 GB, 20003880960 bytes
240 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2584 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 15120 * 512 = 7741440 bytes

   Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 2584 19535008+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
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# dosfsck -vv /dev/sda1
dosfsck 2.10 (22 Sep 2003)
dosfsck 2.10 (22 Sep 2003)
dosfsck 2.10, 22 Sep 2003, FAT32, LFN
Checking we can access the last sector of the filesystem
Boot sector contents:
System ID "MSDOS5.0"
Media byte 0xf8 (hard disk)
       512 bytes per logical sector
     16384 bytes per cluster
        32 reserved sectors
First FAT starts at byte 16384 (sector 32)
         2 FATs, 32 bit entries
   4881408 bytes per FAT (= 9534 sectors)
Root directory start at cluster 2 (arbitrary size)
Data area starts at byte 9779200 (sector 19100)
   1220341 data clusters (19994066944 bytes)
63 sectors/track, 255 heads
        63 hidden sectors
  39070017 sectors total
Checking for unused clusters.
Checking free cluster summary.
/dev/sda1: 2709 files, 1167317/1220341 clusters
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from var/log/message:
Vendor: HITACHI_ Model: DK23DA-20 Rev: 00J2
Type: Direct-Access ANSI SCSI revision: 02
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Good luck,
/JG
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