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Re: disk geometry

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: disk geometry
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 07:40:51 +1000
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On Wed, Oct 09, 2002 at 03:40:07PM -0400, David Leuser II wrote:
> Thanks for all the replies to my last post
> Running "parted" from RH7.2 rescue mode (with my adaptec integrated PERC,
> in case it matters), I get the following
> "Warning: the operating system thinks the geometry on /dev/sda is
> 2212/255/63.  Therefore, cylinder 1024 ends at 8032.499M.  You should
> check that this matches the BIOS geometery before using this program."  
> Unfortunately these numbers do not appear to be available through my bios
> and are not physically written on the drive either... Are there any
> utilities out there to get this? (I presume I can't use any linux commands
> since Linux is whats misinterpreting the size?)

You can probably just ignore.  Parted will give more warning messages
if things are looking IF-y.  This stuff is only relevant if you are
using CHS addressing (eg: for your boot loader)


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