About LFS.

Rudolf Floers r.floers at web.de
Tue Jan 9 11:11:39 PST 2001


On Mon, Jan 08, 2001 at 01:56:44PM -0500, Brad Haladay wrote:
> I have a scsi system & I currently have up to sda16 & sdb16 but when I try 
> to mount sda16 & sdb16 I get mount errors, so I had seen in some resource 
> some where to check the devices.txt in the kernel source.  When I did I 
> found that for hd & sd it only supports 0-15 partitions.  So if you had up 
> to 20 as it states 16-20 would not work as my 2 16's don't & my 17 doesn't 
> either.
> 
> Is there anyway to get around that kernel limitation to get partitions 16 & 
> above mounted on a scsi system ?

scsi (sd) disks are limited to 15 partitions, ide (hd) to 63.

i think kernel v2.4's devfs doesn't not have those limitations anymore. (but 
i have not checked the docs yet.)


RF


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