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Re: >8GB drive partitioning



On Sun, Apr 11, 1999 at 02:55:41PM -0400, Tom Pfeifer wrote:
> Also keep in mind that your Linux root partition should be within the
> first 1024 cylinders of the drive, or it will not boot with Lilo (or
> Loadlin I believe also). 

That limitation applies to lilo but not to loadlin.

Observe:

Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda3             3.8G  3.1G  492M  86% /
/dev/hda1             2.0G  1.4G  563M  72% /mnt/windows95

(/dev/hda2 is swap, and sits between these two).

My root partition doesn't start until after 2 gigs into the drive, which is
well past the 1024th cylinder.

I use loadlin to boot with no trouble.

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