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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
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.

Mike

> -----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.

And so on...


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