Re: linux + win95: linux boot partition/1024 cylinder limit
Don't know about you, but I couldn't get lilo to boot with a 540 mb drive,
even though linux & lilo were in the 1st partition that was 480 mb and I
used the last 35 mb or so for swap.
Drive has 1049 cyl, 16 heads and 63 sec /track.
Wouldn't boot unless I used the "linear" option in red hat 5.0. Couldn't
make it boot at all in Debian, so gave up.
I agree there is some serious discrepancies in the FAQs, HOWTOs, etc, but I
for one don't know where to begin fixng it all. LBA problems are real,
butI don't know "why..."
Anyone else have peculiar successes or failures?
> From: Hamish Moffatt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: linux + win95: linux boot partition/1024 cylinder limit
> Date: Tuesday, July 14, 1998 8:35 PM
> On Tue, Jul 14, 1998 at 06:42:19PM +0000, Patrick Meidl wrote:
> > after reading the relevant FAQs, HowTOs, installation instructions etc.
> > I recognized that all bootable partitions must start before the 1024th
> > cylinder (I would like to use LILO), so I thought the best solution
> > might be to have these partitions:
> With LBA this appears to be incorrect. I have previously had systems
> booting Linux from the last 500mb of a 1.6gb drive; the 1024 limit
> only takes you to 528mb or so. I boot NT 2gb into a 6gb drive; no
> I have never encountered any 1024 cylinder problem with Linux. I wish
> the documentation would not keep spreading these ideas.
> Hamish Moffatt, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
> Latest Debian packages at ftp://ftp.rising.com.au/pub/hamish.
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