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[Bug 597723] boot partition may exceed certain BIOS limits
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  • Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 15:13:23 +0000
  • Message-id: <20100422151323.523572454D6@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

--- Comment #47 from Tejun Heo <teheo@xxxxxxxxxx> 2010-04-22 15:13:21 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #46)
if the BIOS has problems dealing with that, which is a
bit strange because it seems the BIOS already successfully loaded grub and
after that point I can't think of why partition layout would have any effect
read requests but then again weird BIOS problems are surely conceivable.

The above sentence doesn't really parse. Sorry, I forgot the structure of the
sentence in the middle. :-)

Anyways, in the ubuntu bug, those machines are hanging while the BIOS is trying
to probe the drive which makes sense if it tries to read the partition table
and tries to figure out geometry by matching up the CHS and LBA addresses and
the code can't handle corner cases very well. I have no idea how vista/w7 deal
with them but probably the best we can do is to match dmi data and default to
chs alignment on those machines.


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