If you create a small /boot partition (<497Mb) directly after that it should work. The main thing is as the article says to keep it below the 1024 cylinder which is usally the 8Gb mark. I've also found that this 8Gb is not really 8192Mb that you would expect, but 7629Mb. i.e. it's like the manufacturers counting the bytes in 1000s instead of 1024s.
I suspect a 200Mb /boot primary partition should work. That's what I use anyway.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Flynn [mailto:pflynn at imbolc.ucc.ie]
> Sent: 19 February 2001 17:01
> To: mfield at oceanfree.net> Cc: cork at linux.ie> Subject: Re: [CLUG] partition sizes
>>> > For what it's worth:
> > http://www.enterprisedt.com/publications/dual_boot.html>> Aha. Thanks.
>> > All makes sense but........ Why have (you and) I been able to boot
> > linux from partitions above 8GB. one could chalk it down to bios
> > rev's but I did it successfully on a machine I bought in early
> > 1997. Either way it looks like putting /boot before the windows
> > partition should fix it?
>> Possibly, but I can't move the existing Win partition
> (too much user disruption, and they have no tape drive to
> back it up onto).
> Cork maillist - Cork at linux.ie>http://www.linux.ie/mailman/listinfo/cork>
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