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
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