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

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On Monday 14 July 2003 10:45 am, Michael Dunham wrote:
> 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
> can
> 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.

Perhapse you could define your hard drive geometry, instead of letting it try 
to auto-detect? Your 13GB drive probably has an 8GB cap jumper on it that you 
could try using.

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