>I have a 2G disk that is partitioned using the "head translation" trick
>so that DOS will see more than 1Gbyte.
>Now, when I try to create a Linux partition on this disk, I get in
>trouble - fdisk returns errors when reading teh partition table.
>(something to the effect that the partition is larger than declared).
>Any idea how to make it work ???
Assuming that you're using the Linux fdisk program, before
attempting to do ANYTHING with the partition table, go into the expert
menu ('x'), and use the c,h, and s options to change the geometry mapping
to match that used under DOS (see the dparam.com program uuencoded in
If you want to boot the disk using LILO, you'll also have to make a
disktab entry with this information.
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