Partitioning Seagate Barracuda 4gig drive
I need some assistance. I've set up a server for a local company I'm working
for and they're wanting me to upgrade the system from a 1gig IDE drive to
a 4gig SCSI (Seagate Barracuda ST15150W) drive. I'm using the BusLogic BT-956C
PCI SCSI card. I'm using Slackware 2.3.0 (kernel 1.2.8) from the InfoMagic
Aug CD set.
My problem is partitioning the SCSI drive. I've read the SCSI-HOWTO and
other various docs but I'm either not understanding or the docs are too
vague. Maybe a little of both. ;-) I want a 500meg DOS partition (FAT)
that I can used to dual-boot using LILO.
I boot the boot/root disks and then run fdisk /dev/sda to partition the
drive. (already partitioned the 500meg FAT) When I get into fdisk I get
the message, "You must set heads". When I issue the 'p' command it reports
0 heads, 64 sectors, 511 cyl. After going to the expert menu, and setting
the number of heads, the 'p' command reports 21 heads, 64 sectors, 511 cyl
and then complains about /dev/sda1 (the DOS partition.
Partition 1 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
Partition 1 has different physical/logical endings:
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary:
phys=(63,254,63) should be (63,20,64)
The drive's geometry is all wrong and I'm not sure where to go from here.
The Seagate manual indicates, 21 heads, ?? sectors, 3711 cyl, and the
dparam.com utility found in SCSI.HOWTO shows 255 heads, 63 sectors, 522 cyl.
I would be interested to hear from other users that have setup the Seagate
Barracuda 4gig drive or anyone else that can explain what the SCSI-HOWTO
has failed to make clear. Thanks,