Re: How big is my H/D ?
>If you need to use DOS you'll have to upgrade the BIOS, twiddle the BIOS
>to work (try something like CHS=1023/64/63), or use a hack like Ontrack
Not so. Just make sure that your DOS partition and any Linux root is
completely within the limits of the 504MB. The problem comes from the
BIOS being old and not permitting access to cylinders beyond the 1024
Linux doesn't have any problem with that, UNLESS you use Lilo. Linux
itself DOES NOT use the BIOS, but Lilo does, and that is why any root
must be within the limits of the BIOS itself.
Just use the rest of it for the other partitions, such as /usr and /home.
Its kinda cool in a way because you can have everything other than the
root itself beyond the limit, and DOS will never see it and therefore
can't screw with it either. Not only DOS by the way, but NT won't like
it either...the difference tho' with NT is that if it sees a partition
out there, it will refuse to use it, but it will see it.