A larger than 33.8 GB disks may cause an old BIOS to hang at
boot time. One can place a jumper to make the disk appear 33.8 GB,
and then booting is succesful, but access to sector 66055248 and above
yields I/O errors.
Installing MaxBlast / EZ-Drive solves this, but is an ugly solution.
Thanks to the report by Shane Wegner we now have confirmation
that in such a case a small Linux utility that executes the
READ NATIVE MAX ADDRESS and SET MAX ADDRESS commands suffices
to get full capacity back. See also
So, no need anymore to upgrade the BIOS or install MaxBlast.
An all-Linux solution suffices.
(I will make the utility available some other day - no time right now.)
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