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Re: Not a bug but an enquiry about CHS

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Not a bug but an enquiry about CHS
Date: Sun, 25 Feb 2001 10:22:55 -0300

Roger Young wrote:
> In the documentation it is recommended that the kernel CHS (2480/255/63)
> should
> be in sync with the BIOS CHS (39535/16/63) by changing the former. When
> I do this
> I get an error "Partition does not end on cylinder boundary".
> Furthermore
> a diagnostic program shows a third CHS (16383/16/63) for the drive.
> There is some
> confusion here. Should I worry about it, or just proceed and hope for
> the best?

I would "proceed, and hope for the best"...  BTW: the BIOS is always
right TM.  (The disk might say something different to what the BIOS
says, but this is irrelevant.  It's the BIOS that talks to boot
loaders, etc., not the disk)

Having the geometry not matching, etc., might screw up boot loaders,
or DOS/Windows, if they're not using LBA.  (In both cases, you should
enable LBA)

Andrew Clausen

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