Hello,

I had to reinstall etch on a host with ST340823A and noticed that the
drive works with a problematic kernel like 2.6.18.dfsg.1-18etch4 if it's
used only with lvm. So /boot is on another drive and root and other
filesystems are on lvm using also ST340823A in the volume group:

# fdisk -l /dev/hdc

Disk /dev/hdc: 40.0 GB, 40020664832 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4865 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hdc1 1 1224 9831748+ 8e Linux LVM
/dev/hdc2 1225 3225 16073032+ 8e Linux LVM
/dev/hdc3 3226 4865 13173300 8e Linux LVM

Kernel complains alot during boot but the lvm filesystems can be used
and fsck'd even with badblocks checks. Also the Debian installer was able to
create a new logical volume while the installer kernel complained a lot
about the drive.

-Mikko



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