On Thursday 19 August 2004 13:17, duncan wrote:
> I installed 2 new 200gb harddrives lately. Both show up in bios as 200gb,
> on boot they are shown as 190gb (probably the 1000->1024 conversion), but
> when I create a filesystem they are only 180gb.
> Now, I can live with a 20gb loss, but when I check the disks free space,
> they have only 166gb free with 0 gb used. Could be me, but I find 34gb a
> bit excessive. I hope anyone has a clue as to what I'm doing wrong.
>
> Hope someone knows what is going on.
>
> Regards, duncan.
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Hello Duncan,

the first step would be if you give us the physical geometry of the harddisk 
(cylinders, heads and sectors and so on).

regards
Stevan Tiefert

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