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SubjectRe: Bigggg Maxtor drives (fwd)
On Thu, 10 Jan 2002, Chris Ball wrote:
>> (would it not get the size of the drive from the bios?)
>No, the kernel tends not to rely on the BIOS for geometry. Which is
>usually very wise.

Except for rare cases involving LILO. It needs to know what the BIOS thinks
the geometry is. In the case of my laptop (Compaq LTE 5400 -- I know, buy
something less that a decade old), I have to guess since linux doesn't keep
anything the BIOS provides.


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