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Re: [SLE] Hard Drive follies
  • From: tjhanson@xxxxxxxx (Tim Hanson)
  • Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2000 20:20:49 -0700
  • Message-id: <39026C11.6528450D@xxxxxxxx>



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?

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.


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