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Re: BIOS and Disk Imaging

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: BIOS and Disk Imaging
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 11:09:10 -0200

Bob Paddock wrote:
> Error: The partition table on /dev/hda is inconsistent.  There are many 
> reasons
> why this might be the case.  However, the most likely reason is that Linux
> detected the BIOS geometry for /dev/hda incorrectly.  GNU Parted suspects the
> real geometry should be 1650/255/63 (not 28064/15/63).  You should check with
> your BIOS first, as this may not be correct.  You can inform Linux by adding 
> the
> parameter hda=1650,255,63 to the command line.  See the LILO or GRUB
> documentation for more information.  If you think Parted's suggested geometry 
> is
> correct, you may select Ignore to continue (and fix Linux later).  Otherwise,
> select Cancel (and fix Linux and/or the BIOS now).
> Ignore Cancel ? c
> Where do I go from here?
> Should I at least take the APPEND back out?

Yes.  It seems to be working with 1650/255/63, so I'd just leave it ;-)
But, be prepared to have problems with Windows' boot loader (but you
can fix these by reinstalling the boot loader... see the docs)

Andrew Clausen

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