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Re: Boot Drives for older Systems

Le 02/05/2017 à 19:13, Martin McCormick a écrit :
This drive will be booting Debian so my question is not totally
off-topic. Some older P.C. BIOS programs will not boot any drive
over 32GB. Can you get a larger drive, partition it with a 32 GB
boot partition and expect it to work that way with the remainder
of the drive available for more space such as /home?

If I remember correctly, some old BIOS completely hang when detecting a drive bigger than 32 GiB. So such a disk cannot be used for booting with such a BIOS, unless it has a 32-GiB clip jumper or its HPA (host protected area) is set to less than 32 GiB.

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