> -----Original Message-----
> From: Miles [mailto:kcolfer at iol.ie]
> On Thu, 25 Nov 1999, John P. Looney wrote:
> > Alas, you can't always do that, when Windows is installed
> on the box too.
> > All of the root partition has to be in the first 528MB.
> Otherwise lilo can
> > do strange things...I state again - RedHat did the
> partition dividing. Not
> > me.
>> Um, the first 528mb? You sure about this? I've installed
> dual-boot m/cs
> with 2Gb windoze partitions and linux went on sweetly. I
> thought it was
> the root partition had to be below the 4Gb mark (something to
> do with the
> cylinder count) .
It is.. the BIOS can only load files from < 1024 cylinders... which
on the system differs.. for old IDE it's 528Mb... for old SCSI it's 1Gb, for
new IDE (LBA I think), it's 8.4Gb... 8.4Gb would seem to be the firmest,
I haven't come across a workaround for it... and anyway, it's not the root
partition that has to be < 528, it's just the /boot partition, where the
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