Summary, WD 250meg Caviar Drive

Summary, WD 250meg Caviar Drive

Post by Daniel Damon Roscig » Tue, 18 Jan 1994 14:37:46

OK, Last week I asked about Caviar drives by WD and there compat w/ Linux.
I received a ton of responses from  some very helpful people.  These are
the results:

Fast, Slightly noisy, Great bargain, Reliable, etc

There were no negative comments, other than some people noting that the drive
is not as quiet as some other expensive drives.  Thanks to all who helped me
to decide to buy one!



Hello, I need help to install LILO and to
have the same physical/logical address for
my partitions.

Message from fdisk :
Disk /dev/hda1 : 16 heads, 63 sectors, 1416 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008*512 bytes.


/dev/hda1   *    1     1     508    256000+   6   Dos 16-bits >32M
/dev/hda2      509   509     813    153720   83   Linux Native
/dev/hda3      814   814    1321    256032   83   Linux Native
Partition 3 has different physical/logical endings :
    phys=(1023,15,63) logical=(1320,15,63)
/dev/hda4     1024  1322    1415     47376   82   Linux Swap
Partition 4 has different physical/logical beginnings :
    phys=(1023,15,63) logical=(1321,0,1)
Partition 4 has different physical/logical endings :
    phys=(1023,15,63) logical=(1414,15,63)
Partition 4 does not start on cylinder boundary :
    phys=(1023,15,63) should be (1023,0,1)

Some information more :
I have installed the Linux system on the /dev/hda3
I have a unique harddisk Western Digital Caviar AC2700 (CMOS 696.9M)
and the Goldstar VL-Bus IDE & Super I/O..

Problems and questions :
I have tried to install manually LILO wihtout success. The system is
always starting from DOS.
Can I do some think to change the physical address of one partition ?

Where is the mistake in general ?????

Thanks a lot for your attention.

Best regards,

Benoit Beck.

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