Misc Error on large partition (over 137GB)

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Misc Error on large partition (over 137GB)

Post by Crisis » Mon May 10, 2004 3:33 pm

Well from what I have read you should be able to function fine on a drive bigger then 137GB,

But my F drive is larger then that, and I can install GentooX on E fine, and mount the F drive, but I run into errors when I try to export that drive with NFS or samba.

Any ideas?

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Post by nobspangle » Mon May 10, 2004 3:55 pm

you either have to recompile the kernel to support F bigger than 137GB or use seperate F and G drives
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Post by Crisis » Mon May 10, 2004 4:38 pm

Thanks, have a link towards instructions for what to add to the kernel?

I'm comfortable recomiling kernels, just don't know if it's xbox specific code that needs to be added or what. Thanks!

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Post by Crisis » Tue May 11, 2004 8:37 pm

Closest I've been able to dig up is that I need to revert a change in xbox.c to enable LBA48 but I haven't been able to find a code example anywhere, they all just point to mysterious "other posts" with no links and that won't come up on a search.

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Post by nobspangle » Tue May 11, 2004 10:24 pm

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Post by jim2020 » Tue May 11, 2004 10:24 pm

I've just managed to get access to my f drive, which is > 137GB. I modified the xbox.c file using the information in this post;

viewtopic.php?t=789&highlight=137+gb

then rebuilt the kernal and mounted hda57 as f and it seems to be working.

hope this helps.

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Post by jim2020 » Tue May 11, 2004 10:25 pm

I've just managed to get access to my f drive, which is > 137GB. I modified the xbox.c file using the information in this post;

viewtopic.php?t=789&highlight=137+gb

then rebuilt the kernal and mounted hda57 as f and it seems to be working.

hope this helps.

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Post by Crisis » Thu May 13, 2004 1:29 am

I compiled that into the kernel but now I get /dev/hda55 and 56 not one partition, anyone have tips? :(

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Post by dito199 » Tue Aug 17, 2004 2:49 pm

Me too. Compiled and only getting hda55/56. There's no hda57. Can some1 post the patched xbox.c for illustration. Been trying to get this to work for a week to no avail.

Thx for any pointer
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Post by lotw » Tue Aug 17, 2004 4:25 pm

nobspangle wrote:you either have to recompile the kernel to support F bigger than 137GB or use seperate F and G drives
Shouldn't you just format the drive Native to aviod this problem altogether? I have a 160g drive in my Xbox and I used the Native during installation and I have no problems.

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Post by dito199 » Wed Aug 18, 2004 1:11 am

F+G drive is one option to consider if you started with empty hd and have the flexibility of re-partitioning the drive.

Knowing how to recompile kernel on the other hand, will benefit those who has filled up the F drive and couldn't afford the luxury to transfer out 100 Gb from xbox, re-partition to F+G, transfer back to xbox process.

I know Xbox with > 137Gb hd owners might be minority. But the ability to address the need for this group of users will display the true spirit behind opensource community.

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Post by shedt » Wed Aug 18, 2004 6:23 am

yes I agree. I think it would help Gentoox. I would think many have larger hd's. when i bought mine i was looking into getting the largest I could afford.

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Post by dito199 » Sat Aug 21, 2004 11:10 am

dito199 wrote:Me too. Compiled and only getting hda55/56. There's no hda57. Can some1 post the patched xbox.c for illustration. Been trying to get this to work for a week to no avail.

Thx for any pointer
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figured this part out. The bzImage suppose to be copied to /mnt/fatx/e and not /boot because of the loopback. Which explains why it always load the same kernel and not the updated one :shock:

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Post by Anastrophe » Mon Aug 30, 2004 10:47 am

dito199 wrote:
dito199 wrote:Me too. Compiled and only getting hda55/56. There's no hda57. Can some1 post the patched xbox.c for illustration. Been trying to get this to work for a week to no avail.

Thx for any pointer
-WK-
figured this part out. The bzImage suppose to be copied to /mnt/fatx/e and not /boot because of the loopback. Which explains why it always load the same kernel and not the updated one :shock:
So is all well now?

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Post by dito199 » Thu Sep 02, 2004 4:04 am

Yup, but somehow I lost the entire installation after running magic. I wonder if magic update kernel as well.

Anyway, have spent more than 2 weeks getting this to work and realized the time spent is not worth it. I ended up reformatting to F and G partition. In any case, the 137Gb itself is a limitation even in Windows. So no point trying too hard hacking the kernel for this feature.

And I also revert to use Home instead of Pro as the compilation effort and time is not acceptable.

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