> the problem is this:
> bios only supports disks up to 32 Gb.
I have a 486, bios (as i remember) does not even see the disk.
> hard disk is 60 Gb.
HD is 40Gb
> kernel is 2.4.17
2.4.15-pre9 + tux2 patches
> hard disk reports its correct size when reading parameters from the
> disk, not from the bios
> verd:/proc/ide/hdc# cat geometry
> physical 65530/16/63
> logical 119150/16/63
[root@head (22:45:56) ~]# cat /proc/ide/hda/geometry
[root@head (22:46:07) ~]#
> when booting (dmesg):
> hdc: IC35L060AVER07-0, ATA DISK drive
> hdc: 66055247 sectors (33820 MB) w/1916KiB Cache, CHS=119150/16/63,
hda: 78165360 sectors (40021 MB) w/1024KiB Cache, CHS=77545/16/63
> Linux adopts the 'false' geometry (65530/16/63) ) to bypass the bios
All I can say is that I have a /boot partition of about 64 Megs, because
I have / formated as reiser so /boot is ext2 because it's from the time
that you cannot boot from reiser without notail.
> I know that there are patches for 2.2 kernels and 2.3 kernels, so as
> linux adopts the logical geometry (a kiddy trick with lba size). They
> are very simple (a line), but 2.4 ide implementation is (a little more)
> complicated. Any patch?
Well, it works for me, and as I have said, I have a 486, I'm not sure if
the bios supports this size, but I seem to remember that it even does
not detect it at boot, or perhaps it detects it as a strange size such
as 8Gb or 32Gb, just don't remember.
Linux boots and works for me with no problem in this system.
> Bon Nadal - Merry Christmas
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