Re: Debian installation
> On Wed, 19 Feb 1997, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> > > Regarding the disk being too large, the partition that the system boots
> > > from should be entirely within the low 1023 cylinders. I handled this by
> > > creating a separate partition (about 40 MB) for "/", and a larger one for
> > > "/usr". Other than that, the disk size is not a concern, and this is a
> > > BIOS limitation, not a Linux one.
> > Should not be a problem with LBA -- my Linux root partition is
> > the last 700mb of a 1.6gb drive, ie well after 1023 cylinders.
> Does this mean that you boot with lilo on such a drive? LBA takes care
> of the problem? This would be good news for me if it were true.
Yes, using LILO. (To be precise, OS/2 Boot Manager boots LILO
which boots Linux, but the effect is the same). Another poster
has confirmed this.
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