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SubjectRe: mkfs help, please.
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commence  Jerry McBride quotation:

> I'm setting up a new computer with a 60gig maxtor. I'd like a 100meg /boot at
> the very top of the disk to get around 1024 cylinder bios restriction with out
> have to do anything special. This has to be as vanilla as possible.

What do you mean by "top"?

The /boot partition should be towards the front of the disk, i.e. with
a low starting cylinder number.

For example, my /boot is /dev/hda2:

# fdisk -l /dev/hda

Disk /dev/hda: 30.0 GB, 30005821440 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3648 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
...
/dev/hda2 1 3 24066 83 Linux
...

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