>>I have NEVER had any problems installing Linux (or any UNIX) on a large hard
>>drive with an old BIOS.
Depends. You'll have to make sure that the kernel image is beyond
the 1023 cyl. barrier.
Quote:>My 486DX2-66 with a Western Digital 3.2 GB does not boot with Suse
>5.3. It starts uncompressing Linux, then I get the error 'ran out of
>input data. system halted.'
Quote:>So what ? I installed the default configuration, let Linux use the
>whole disk. No installation problem. But unable to reboot.
>Is there a partitioning problem ?
No. This is a BIOS limitation that all PCs do suffer from. Make sure
that you do have a small / partition (or /boot) that is entirely within
the first 1024 cylinders of your HD. Otherwise, the kernel may or may
not be found correctly during startup.
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