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SubjectRe: Bug in EZ-Drive remapping code (ide.c)
On Mar 30, wrote:
> So yes, the problem is known, but I do not see a clean solution,
> unless the solution is to rip out all this EZ drive nonsense.

Grub can already handle EZ drives itself so this would be a solution :)
However, fdisk depends on the remapping.

> (I can well imagine that this would happen in 2.5:
> the task of the IDE driver is to transport bits from and to
> the disk, not to worry about the contents.)
> And even if it were fixed somehow in a 2.4 kernel, lots of
> people will have a 2.2 or older system for quite some time
> to come. So probably grub should regard this as a quirk in
> the Linux handling of disks with EZ drive and adapt
> (that is, read sector 0, and then read sectors 1-N,
> but do not read 0-N).

I make a patch for grub to do that.

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