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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
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