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SubjectRe: My SCSI HD has 34 heads, not 255...
  Date: 	Sun, 16 Jun 1996 17:55:32 -0700 (PDT)
From: Thomas E Zerucha <>

I would suggest this technique (use any values from a preexisting
partition table first, call HD_GETGEO second) be used for automatic

No. The HD_GETGEO should always be done and if the geometry does not match the
present partition table the user should be warned and asked for guidance.
Silently ignoring the driver's translation is *never* a good idea.


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