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Re: [SLE] hard drive info
  • From: Ben Rosenberg <ben@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2002 10:09:57 -0800
  • Message-id: <20020404180957.GB11303@xxxxxxxxx>
Nahhh. Your fine. The main function of the BIOS is to tell the OS what
hard is there and to manage it. For the most part Linux doesn't need the
hand holding that Windows your fine. If Linux sees the whole
drive then it should work just peachy. :)

* jack malone (jack@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) [020404 08:59]:
:: I have this old p 120 that has a limit of 8 gig harddrive. I
::dropped a 20gig drive into the box an the bios set it up as 8 gig. then
::installed linux on it with no problem. linux sees it as a 20 gig drive an
::it installs an boots from it fine. But im just wondering if I might run
::into any problems since the bios only sees it as a 8 gig drive. thanks for
::the info. I know that linux can overcome some bios limites an this proves


"I've never been quarantined. But the more I look around the more I
think it might not be a bad thing." -JC

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