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Re: problems with server dying. -- addition.

hi all,

just a quick question as i'm trying to close in on this server problem.

if you mount a drive as /dev/hdc instead of /dev/hdc1 what are the

Check this out:

godzilla:/# fdisk /dev/hdc
The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 33525.
This is larger than 1024, and may cause problems with:
1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software form other OSs
   (e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)

Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/hdc: 16 heads, 63 sectors, 33525 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 bytes

   Device Boot   Begin    Start      End   Blocks   Id  System

Command (m for help): q

However the drive still works, still mounts, and data is still able to be
copied onto the drive! running an fsck on the drive brought up a monstrous
amount of problems, so i'm quite sure this is not the right way to do it.

However, could something like this crash a machine? What are the
consequences of mounting /dev/hdc instead of /dev/hdc1?


Marc-Adrian Napoli
Network Administrator
Connect Infobahn Australia
+61 2 9281 1750

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