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    SubjectRe: Answer (Re: Cylinder limits jumper for drives over 32GB)
    Okay.. there MUST be a way to "transiently" enable the extra disk space.

    Windows 98 obviously does this. I haven't had time to play with EZ-Drive and
    figure out how it does it... I'll see if I can look into it though.

    -Dave

    "H. Peter Anvin" wrote:

    > Followup to: <Pine.LNX.4.10.10003271541410.13371-100000@anime.net>
    > By author: Dan Hollis <goemon@sasami.anime.net>
    > In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
    > >
    > > On Mon, 27 Mar 2000, Andre Hedrick wrote:
    > > > Prepare to live DANGEROUSLY if we muck with the "XXXX_MAX_ADDRESS".
    > > > There are AWARD Bios issues that prevent the System from getting past the
    > > > BIOS INIT's if the geometry exceeds 32GB.
    > >
    > > I found this out the hard way this weekend with an Athlon mobo and Award
    > > BIOS. The thing would hang during BIOS INIT with a 40gb maxtor. No fun...
    > >
    >
    > There is no way to *transiently* enable the extra disk space (so that
    > it would go back to idiot mode when reset?) If so I'd say we pretty
    > much has to declare this a BIOS bug that we can't work around.
    >
    > -hpa
    > --
    > <hpa@transmeta.com> at work, <hpa@zytor.com> in private!
    > "Unix gives you enough rope to shoot yourself in the foot."
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