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    Reading data directly from Hard disk sectors


    Hi,
    How can I get hard-disk sector addresses (so that I can read data directly from the disk sectors).Means ,where this CHS is coverting into LBA in the kernel? ( I am new in linux kernel!!!!!)And I want to read the sectors which I am asking.Can anybody help me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajithvd
    Hi,
    How can I get hard-disk sector addresses (so that I can read data directly from the sectors ).Can anybody help me?
    Please provide more info. so that people can understand ur problem.
    like file system...what u trying to achieve...thx
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    Low level hard disk sector info

    Hello Lakshmipathi ..

    I'm working on flash memories, and to do a study, need low level sector information from linux.

    As I create and delete files, I need to see the sector numbers and actual data being written.

    Any ideas? Pls let me know.

    Thanks a lot!

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    Have a look at dd utility.

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