> I'm in the process of partitioning the 40GB drive on a new laptop.
> How can I determine whether the BIOS supports EDD?
> I had hoped to use a simple partition scheme (basically / and swap),
> but in the Debian installation guide warns against partitions larger
> than 6GB if one intends to use ext2.
I've never seen it before. Do they actually give their
reasons with the warning?
If they make that warning based solely on the basis of the
time it'll take to run fsck on the partition (which I
suspect is the reason)...well it's up to you to decide
whether or not you can live with that.