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[Bug 597723] boot partition may exceed certain BIOS limits
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  • Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 13:17:54 +0000
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http://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=597723

http://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=597723#c55


--- Comment #55 from Tejun Heo <teheo@xxxxxxxxxx> 2010-04-28 13:17:52 UTC ---
Hello,

(In reply to comment #53)
So do I get you right you're implying this is a parted "bug", or better,
missing feature, to not apply the same automagic that windoze fdisk does?

Umm... probably not as the problem hasn't been diagnosed yet. It's a bit
strange for boot to halt at that point after all. For the LBA/CHS geometry
problem, the usually reported mode of failure is hang during hard disk
detection. If it is caused by boot partition living too far out in LBA, maybe
we should change the default partition layout but at the same time there is
only so much we can do given that co-installation w/ windows is pretty common.

Maybe the right choice even depends on DMI?

I'm afraid some cases might come down to that. :-(

Thanks.

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