From: Kenn Humborg (kenn at domain avalon.wombat.ie)
Date: Sat 03 Apr 1999 - 12:24:29 IST
On Sat, Apr 03, 1999 at 05:13:53AM +0100, Damian O'Sullivan wrote:
> My BIOS doesn't support IDE drives over 8.4GB and I can't find an upgrade
> for it anywhere.. Is it possible to still use the 16GB in linux somehow??
In a Linux setup, the BIOS is only used for loading the kernel, then
the kernel talks directly to the disks. So as long as your kernel
is in the lower 8.4GB, you'll be OK. When you're installing, either
create a small root partition and a large /usr, or maybe a very small
/boot instead. Don't make / too small, otherwise you might find it
filling up due to stuff in /var.
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