Hard Disk limitations.

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Are there any Hard Drive capacity limitations in Linux? I want to get 2 400gig hard drives but if Linux will only see half then I may as well just get 4 x 200gigs huh. I have Debian Sarge by the way, if that makes any difference.
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I say that because there are a few dependencies. Firstly, the majority of problems arive from BIOS problems;
Even though Linux uses it's own geometric translation, the boot partition must equate to the capacity of the BIOS.
Additionally if it is an older version, or more to the point an older kernel (pre- 2.2.14 I think, it only supported boot blocks of 33G in the ide.0 driver.
Newer versions support 48 bit addressing, and should therefore function.

File size limitations are determined by your file system, and I doubt you will have a problem with that.

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