Oddly enough, ‘Five gets it right

I just realized something odd: I have a drive that is occasionally reported at the wrong size — it’s a 120Gb drive, one that fell out of the sky on me, years ago.

Sometimes operating systems, to include Linux, report it at only 40Gb. Arch does that, and so does Debian 6.

But not Debian 5. El cinco reports it at its full dimensions, and will partition it normally.

I wonder why that is. :|

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9 Responses to “Oddly enough, ‘Five gets it right”


  1. 1 Kismet 2011/03/28 at 12:24 AM

    “La quinta” :P

  2. 2 Frostyfrog 2011/03/28 at 12:49 AM

    I’ve been following for quite a while and this will be my first comment. Yay! =D

    Anyways, could it be that Debian 5 has a lower version of the kernel (or something low like that). Just a hunch, but that could be the reason.

  3. 3 chris 2011/03/28 at 3:14 AM

    no, “la quinta” is the female version of “the fifth”. and it is not “debian fifth”, it is “debian five”, therefore, “debian cinco” is fine.

  4. 4 anon 2011/03/28 at 3:45 AM

    My guess was the new IDE drivers of squeeze. FYI, a backports lenny install will actually use the same kernel as squeeze, thus exposing it’s idosyncrancies such as renamed hdxx to sdxx.

    • 6 Chubby Checker 2011/03/28 at 11:06 PM

      I’m perfectly fine with 64kB==65536 bytes =)

    • 7 imgx64 2011/03/29 at 12:55 PM

      Not only that, he also used Gb, which means Gigabit, not Gigabyte.

      To be honest, I rarely use GiB/Gibibyte myself, most people (both non-technical and technical-minded) look at me in a funny way :roll:.


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