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[vox-tech] RE: ATA/100 Controllers on Linux?
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[vox-tech] RE: ATA/100 Controllers on Linux?

Ryan said-------------------------
Mike, try installing with a small (20 oe 30 megs or so is what I use)
partition at the begining of the drive, and place /boot there. Your kernel
may be able to address the whole drive without any problems. A quick way to
tell if this will work is to try a boot disk (CD or floppy) and see if it
access the whole drive.

Actually, because the BIOS will not recognize the cylinder configuration, it
will not boot from that drive.  The bios brings the machine to a full stop
when it tries to load the disk - no disk error, just a hard freeze.  That is
why I am interested in these boards because they can be used as an alternate
boot.  The only thing I don't know is if they will be properly read after
the boot without a Linux specific driver.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Dunham [mailto:michaeldunham@earthlink.net]
> Sent: Monday, July 14, 2003 7:42 AM
> To: vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
> Subject: ATA/100 Controllers on Linux?
> I am reviving an old Pentium II machine to use as my desktop at
> home.  I got an old copy of Mandrake up on it and I am making
> good headway getting the hardware organized into something that I
> can then upgrade to either a more current version of Linux or
> FreeBSD.  My current problem is the BIOS doesn't read larger hard
> drives.  I have a 13gb that would work fine as the root disk but
> for now I am restricted to the original disk at 1.9gb which is
> just plain too small.

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