large disk woe under debian installation
Firstly, apologies that I have seen some discussion on the newsgroups of this
already but much of it goes over my head so please be gentle with me!
I've a new PC, that has 2 Xeon chips and a 250Gb Western Digital hard drive. It
came with a 32Gb NTFS partition with WinXP SP2 installed. From the WinXP boot I
can see (hardware/device manager/IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers) that the controllers
Intel 6300ESB Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 25A2
Intel 6300ESB Ultra ATA Storage/SATA Controller - 25A3
(it also lists primary and seconary IDE channels (each twice for some reason)
So, when I use the Debian 3.0r2 (woody) installation CDs it only shows 137Gb. I
have noted that the discussion on the newsgroups discusses both different
kernels and hardware. I'm not an expert on either, so please could somebody tell
me (in simple terms!) what I should do? (Even if I could persuade the vendor to
swap the 250Gb HD for 2 or 3 120Gb HDs I'll not sure if I'll have problems
using several HDs!)
Thanking you for your time and patience!