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Re: Passing geometry to parted on a floppy

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Passing geometry to parted on a floppy
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2003 08:28:26 +1000
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On Sun, Aug 17, 2003 at 01:56:54PM -0500, Mike Oliver wrote:
> Hi, I did a quick archive search but didn't find the answer
> to this.  The parted docs say that if the BIOS tells you
> a different geometry than parted does, you should pass
> the geometry to the Linux kernel.  But it doesn't explain
> how to do that if you're booting parted from a floppy.
> (There's no existing Linux on the machine in question --
> the whole *reason* I'm using parted is to resize some vfat
> partitions in order to install Linux.)
> Sorry for being clueless; thanks for any help.

Unless you have an old machine (>5 years?), you probably don't need
to worry.  Try setting the LBA flag on your FAT partitions, and
see if Windows breaks.  (If you don't need Windows, then you don't
need to worry about this mess at all)


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