Hi.. I am planning to install Slackware 2.0 Distribution on a machine w/
EIDE and 1Gig WD hard-drive. Is there anything I have to watch-out in
regards to 1024 cylinder limitation issue??
Glenn T. Jayaputera
] Hi.. I am planning to install Slackware 2.0 Distribution on a machine w/
] EIDE and 1Gig WD hard-drive. Is there anything I have to watch-out in
] regards to 1024 cylinder limitation issue??
I haven't used EIDE drives, but I have several SCSI drives with more
than 1024 cylinders. If you are using the *current* slackware, *not*
2.0, be sure to set Linux fdisk (version 1.5b) to non-DOS
compatibility mode - when it is invoked it is in DOS compatibility
mode. I found that all the partitions I created beyond cylinder 1024
were created to actually start at 1024, so they overlapped and my
system crashed when I set up my swap partition (because the swap
signature corrupted my ext2fs partition.) If anyone thinks I've
analyzed this situation incorrectly I'd be interested in hearing about
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There's a 'big IDE HOWTO' on ftp.iquest.com that's quite helpful.Quote:> Hi.. I am planning to install Slackware 2.0 Distribution on a machine w/
> EIDE and 1Gig WD hard-drive. Is there anything I have to watch-out in
> regards to 1024 cylinder limitation issue??
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> : There's a 'big IDE HOWTO' on ftp.iquest.com that's quite helpful.
> Thank you! You saved my life.
interQuest is an internet service provider in Huntsville, AL. You canQuote:> What\where\who is 'iquest.com,' BTW??
I haven't installed Linux yet but I want to address these problems BEFORE
I have an old 486DX/33 motherboard with 8Mb of RAM, 256K cache. It does
NOT support large EIDE drives by default. I am running a Western Digital
1280 Caviar drive on my primary IDE channel. I am using Ontrack Disk
Mangler^H^H^H^H^H^H^HManager to address the whole drive.
I have a Reveal 4X E-IDE CD-ROM drive on my secondary IDE channel, set as
master. No slave drives on either channel. Primary IDE is on my VLB
IDE/IO card; secondary is on a cheap card that came with the Reveal kit.
Everything works fine in DOS/Windows.
I have what I think is the latest version of Slackware on a DOS partition.
Questions: Will Linux support my 1280 Mb drive without any hacks or
modifications to ide.c? What drivers do I need for my ATAPI CD-ROM, or
are they already there?
Thanks in advance,
[ Matthew A. Schnoor ]