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SubjectRe: partition table: chs question
On Mon, 26 Feb 2001, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 25, 2001 at 05:59:33PM -0800, Andre Hedrick wrote:
> >
> >
> > It does not matter because the usage of CHS will dies soon because it was
> > voted to death in Austin last week. There will only be LBA addressing
> > from now on out.
>
> If someone has Linux and NetWare dual booted on a system, and does not
> fill out the CHS fields properly for NetWare partitions, When NetWare
> boots, it will wipe the partition table (it will ask you first) and
> will not recognize any of the partitions. It does this because if it
> sees CHS values it does not expect, it assumes the partition table
> has been corrupted.

Then Netware is a bad HOST-Driver and people should expect to be hurt by
using a HOST that is not compliant. It is the responsiblity of the user
to tell the HOST-OS what it needs to do. Especially if one of the OSes
can not be intelligent enough to adpat to the changes.

Regards,

Andre Hedrick
Linux ATA Development
ASL Kernel Development
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