> > >The RedHat 5.2 install doesn't seem to be able to recognize drives larger
> > >than 8.4GB. I ran Partition Magic from DOS and setup Linux ext2 and
> > >Linux swap partitions. After I boot to the RedHat 5.2 disks, RedHat
> > >install sees the ext2 partition size as "-1500MB" when it should be
> > >1500MB. Any hints?
> > Look in your BIOS for the cyl,head,sector info. Then pass it to the kernel
> > on the syslinux or LILO boot line.
> > For example, for a 8.4gb IBM IDE to install off the Red Hat install disk, I
> > type:
> > linux hda=1027,255,63
> > and voila! when it boots up, Linux sees it the proper size and everything!
correct number of cylinders. I haven't tried this with the Redhat
installer, but it worked fine on a Seagate ST39140A 9.1GB IDE (ooh, I got
my extra 500MB or so :)
Also, Linux 2.2.x has better IDE geometry detection, so you shouldn't even
need to specify the geometry in the future.