IBM T42p Hard Drive Issue
torfinn.ingolfsen at broadpark.no
Wed Jan 5 12:21:30 PST 2005
On Wed, 05 Jan 2005 19:50:29 +0100
Arne Schwabe <arne at rfc2549.org> wrote:
> Not on the first slice but at the end of the disk, this area seem to
> be empty but it is not. IIrc the bios also reports a lower disk size
> to hide that area but Fbsd ignores that iirc. So be careful when
This is the HPA or "Host Protected Area", and it's kind of a standard on
many drives these days (search on Google for it). I think it was ATA-4
which first implemented it.
Some info here:
It seems strange that FreeBSD doesn't
account for the HPA, but stranger things have happened...
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