Raymond Kelly wrote:
> Trevor Johnston wrote:
> > On Sun, 9 Jan 2000, Kenn Humborg wrote:
> > > An alternative would be to use fdisk rather than Disk Druid. The
> > > 1024-cylinder problem might not exist with newer BIOSes (can
> > > anyone confirm?) and fdisk doesn't try to be smart and prevent you
> > > from doing anything (unlike Disk Druid).
>> > My BIOS is just over two years old, and has never had a problem booting
> > Linux, from just about anywhere. At the moment it's booting Linux from a
> > partition which begins 1.2Gb into a 3.2Gb drive (I hope you understand
> > what I mean - there's a 1.2Gb Windows partition at the start of the disk).
>> This is a different situation altogether, in that no matter where you
> store your kernal on that disk you're not going to run into the 1024
> cylinder problem, as the disk just ins't big enough to have it, I'm not
> exactly sure with what exact size of disk that this problem starts to
> happen with but it's at least 8GB.
The disk size is not the problem, you could have a 38gig disk with less
than 1024 cylinders (eg 1024 cyls * 256 heads)
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