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SubjectRe: 2.6 and IDE "geometry"
On Sun, Dec 14, 2003 at 11:27:28AM -0500, Wakko Warner wrote:

> > Or does it suffice to take */255/63 always?
>
> I would say most cases use the 255/63

Good. So you can try constant geometry setting with *fdisk.

> with drives >4gb. Is there anyway to query the bios to ask it?

Yes, and that is what the kernel used to do.
In general, however, the answer is unreliable.

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