Re: maximum hard drive limitations?
On Thursday 08 March 2001 21:59, Heather wrote:
> 2) The BIOS may have trouble addressing larger disks, if it was made in an
> era when all drives were smaller. Under Linux this usually isn't a
> problem, as long as the kernel is within recognizable "low" disk space
> for LILO. After we hit the kernel we leave the real BIOS behind
The LILO in woody has capabilities that LILO in Potato lacks in this regard.
Also 2.4.x kernels have more capabilities than 2.2.x kernels for recognising
larger hard drives.
> It should. If you are unafraid of opening your machine, see if the drive
> is a precise, tight fit, or has 1mm to spare. The drive itself will have a
> model number on it. You should be able to hit the search engines with that
> and determine if it is an 8.5mm or 9.5mm drive.
I would be hesitant about inserting drives that are a tight fit. I've got
one setup like that now, it gets excessively hot on occasions and if I lean
on the corner of my Thinkpad where the drive resides then it makes a funny
sound (not sure if it's the drive or a cooling fan - it's scarey anyway).
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