SLUG Mailing List Archives
Re: large IDE disks (was Re: [SLUG] IDE Raid Controllers)
- To: Bernhard Luder <bernhard@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: large IDE disks (was Re: [SLUG] IDE Raid Controllers)
- From: David Fitch <davidf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu Sep 12 16:36:03 2002
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- User-agent: Mutt/1.3.28i
On Thu, Sep 12, 2002 at 01:23:21PM +1000, Bernhard Luder wrote:
> This is correct, but Linux will see them correctly even if the BIOS doesn't.
> The only problem I can see is, that you cannot boot from the HDD (because
> the BIOS does not see it or not the correct size) and you might have to boot
> from floopy, but once you have booted Linux it will see the drive and use
> its partitions to run.
but previously I have thought that the size the bios comes up with
for the disk doesn't matter (to linux) so long as the boot stuff
is with the first 1024 sectors. But in this case it seems the
disk isn't recognised at all and therefore booting from floppy
is the only option. According to what I was told anyway, which
sounds like it's correct (unfortunately).
(and yes I mean if this disk is the only disk or the boot disk)