I read the previous article in this newsgroup concerning disks that are
bigger than 500MB. I have been trying(unsuccessfully) to install linux on
a 250MB partition of my 1080MB Hard drive. Used Fips to partition the HD
and then booted up using the linux root/boot disks. Ran the following
Got the message:
Disk is greated than 1024cylinders May have problems.
Ignored above message.
Tried to run setup
It complained about not having a disk partition flagged as Linux Native.
Ran fdisk /dev/sda and changed the 2nd partition type to linux native.
While I was in fdisk checked the partitions out of curiosity and got the
Device boot begin start end blocks ID sys
/dev/sda1 * 1 1 780 798704 6 DOS 16Bit=>32M
Partition 1 has different physical/logical endings:
Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary:
physical=(389,127,32) Should be (389,63,32)
/dev/sda2 391 781 1030 256000 82 Linux Native
Partition 2 has different physical/logical beginnings:
Partition 2 has different physical/logical endings:
partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary:
physical=(514,127,32) should be (514,63,32)
What the hell is going on? Is Linux really unable to handle a disk bigger
Do I need to manually edit the partition tables to reflect the partition
sizes? If I do can anyone tell me how I might go about doing this?
Please post/email me with responses.