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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
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