big non-boot disks
I'm seeing advertisements for IDE drives with over 20 GB capacity. I
realize that one of the problems with really large IDE drives has been
that BIOS doesn't report the geometry properly.
However, if I don't plan to install the drive with any bootable
partitions (as a second slave drive, say), then won't the disk
geometry be completely understood by the linux kernel, perhaps helped
out by some boot parameters?
Also, how do I discover the true disk geometry? Can I simply read
what's printed on the drive?
Some of the large drives I've seen advertised are Maxtor 20.4 GB,
Seagate 28 GB, Maxtor 36 GB. And a scsi Seagate 50.1 GB.
Thanks for any help