Large IDE Drive

Large IDE Drive

Post by Fred Oldenbu » Sat, 06 Jan 1996 04:00:00

I am installing Linux on a WD 850M IDE on a 486/33i ISA bus machine.
When I fdisk prior to running setup, I am creating two partitions, one
below the 1024 limit and one above. fdisk then gives me a message about
cylinder start?

Am I safe in assuming that I will be ok as long as my boot partition is
under the 1024 limit?

I want to create another partition above 1024 for swap, and one for
something else.

Please Advise....Thank you.


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