Re: Dynamic Drive overlay
From: ZedGama3 (ZedGama3_at_nospam.com)
Date: Fri, 03 Dec 2004 04:25:56 GMT
Well I was able to get linux installed and recognizes the full size, but I
can't get lilo to update or grub to install, I've tried both the MBR and the
first sector of the boot partition.
I copied the MBR to a file and it looks like the original lilo comes first
then grub / lilo installs several bytes later, probably something to do with
<jb> wrote in message news:email@example.com...
> "ZedGama3" <ZedGama3@nospam.com> wrote in message
>> I have a 300MHz computer I've been using as a server for quite a while
>> it's done a great job. But recently the harddrive started to develop
>> several bad sectors and had to be replace with a nice big 80GB
>> The bios recognizes the drive as a 32GB drive with the cylinder
>> jumpers in place, locks up without them. I have been reading that linux
>> does not require the drive overlay software to be loaded in order for the
>> system to read the rest of the drive, but I can't seem to find out how to
>> setup the system. I'm also not sure what to use for the harddrive
>> as the cylinder limitation jumpers appear to change the way the harddrive
>> looks to the system.
>> On another computer w/o limitation jumpers:
>> C/H/S: 38309/16/255
>> W/ limistation jumpers
>> C/H/S: 4111/255/63
>> Any help appreciated
> I had to use the limit jumpers a while back with 40G drives in oldish
> pentiums. I just set the jumper, loaded windows 98 & then let linux
> 9 ish get on with it. No problems, but Lilo did get its info from the <
> partitions. I guess if you want you could try seting the CHS to be
> to match the HS part setting to the max your mb will allow. I dont think
> either linux or later windows use chs after they are booted.
> Jonathan Bailey.