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Re: Big IDE drive on old bios

On Fri, 15 Nov 1996, Stephen Fuqua wrote:

> Will I be able to get lilo to boot off the 1gig drive when I 
> make a root partition smaller than 1023 cylinders?  Can I be 
> pretty sure that I can at least boot the thing with a floppy? 

YOu got the point already!
Go for it.
I do make a small root partition /dev/hda with less then 40MB.
Switch of any maybe available BIOS translations etc.
the kernel will handle the big drive happilly after booting.

-- martin

// Martin Konold, Muenzgasse 7, 72070 Tuebingen, Germany  // 
// Email: konold@tat.physik.uni-tuebingen.de              // 
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