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    SubjectRe: Answer (Re: Cylinder limits jumper for drives over 32GB)
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    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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    "Unix gives you enough rope to shoot yourself in the foot."

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