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Installing Debian on an IBM


I am having serious problem in having Debian recognize my hard disk
properly. When launching fdisk I obtain the message

The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 2484.
This is larger than 1024, and may cause problems...
[as a matter of fact, installation of LILO on the MBR fails]

The disk is partitioned as
          Boot  Begin Start  End  Blocks  System
/dev/hda1  *       1     1   163   82120+ Linux native
/dev/hda2        164   164   244   40824  Linux swap
/dev/hda3        245   245  1260  512064  Linux native
/dev/hda4       1024  1261  2484  616896  Extended
/dev/hda5       1024  1261  1870  307408+ Linux native
/dev/hda6       1024  1871  2484  309424+ Linux native

The (v)erify command on LILO gives me
Warning: partition 3 overlaps partition 5.
Warning: partition 3 overlaps partition 6.
Warning: partition 5 overlaps partition 6.
Logical partition 5 not entirely in partition 4
Logical partition 6 not entirely in partition 4
237946 unallocated sectors

Besides, the disk is often detected as busy. I hope I might solve this
particular problem by re-installing the kernel specifying a Triton hd. 

My computer is an IBM Pentium, model 330, 133Mhz, 16Mb/1222Mb, 256Kb
cache, 384K Shadow ram. On booting the hard disk is recognized as
hda: WDC AC21200H, 1222Mb w/128kB Cache LBA CHS=2484/16/63

The disk is a Triton II PIIX3
I disabled APM on BIOS.

Please let me know wether anybody had similar problems with this settings,
and wether I should provide you with more detailed information.
By the way, I installed RedHat some time ago, and it worked for some
weeks, then the disk crashed, I had it changed two days ago and switched
to Debian, so there should be nothing wrong with the hardware...

Thank you very much for help

Gennaro Zezza

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