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Re: [SLE] Hard Drive follies
  • From: chris.reeves@xxxxxxxxx (Chris Reeves)
  • Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2000 11:57:02 +0100
  • Message-id: <3902D6FE.130DD6B2@xxxxxxxxx>



Tim Hanson wrote:
>
> Thanks for the fast answer. This drive is one of three, on /dev/hde.
> How do I specify to lilo which drive I need to set?

Sorry, I didn't read enough of the kernel docs ;-)

linux hde=cylinders,heads,sectors

> Chris Reeves wrote:
> >
> > Tim Hanson wrote:
> > > The only way I was able to partition the drive was to use the Windows 95
> > > fdisk, with all its limitations including the one from marketing which
> > > limits to one primary partition per drive. Eventually I partitioned a
> > > 15 gig primary and a 15 gig extended, then changed the type, formatted
> > > and gave mount points in YaST. Now there is a 15 gig primary, a Windows
> > > extended, with a Linux logical as the only partition there.
> > >
> > > Cripes. Is there a better way?
> >
> > Try partitioning it with Linux fdisk again (I presume you're doing this on
> > bootup through YaST, yes?), but this time when you get the boot prompt, pass
> > the kernel the geometry of your hard drive. It should look something like the
> > following:
> > linux hd=cylinders,heads,sectors
> > replacing cylinders, heads and sectors with their real values.
> >
> > This might give fdisk the info it needs to correctly partition your hard drive.

Bye,
Chris

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