I've been following the discussions of large IDE drives, but am
running into an fdisk message which I haven't seen mentioned. I'd
like to know if I'm safe ignoring it, or if it means something
After trying a number of configurations, I decided to install the
drive (a Western Digital AC2540, 540 Mb) on a second IDE card, so that
I could rule out the possibility of wierd interactions with AT BIOS. The
drive geometry is hard coded into the kernel (1.1.52 w/ atdisk2-1.1.47+).
After partitioning the drive, fdisk 1.5 reports-
Command (m for help): p
Disk /dev/hd1a: 16 heads, 63 sectors, 1048 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 1008 * 512 bytes
Device Boot Begin Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hd1a1 1 1 246 123983+ 83 Linux native
Partition 1 does not start on cylinder boundary:
phys=(0, 0, 2) should be (0, 1, 1)
/dev/hd1a2 247 247 285 19656 83 Linux native
/dev/hd1a3 286 286 895 307440 83 Linux native
/dev/hd1a4 896 896 1048 77112 83 Linux native
Partition 4 has different physical/logical endings:
phys=(1023, 15, 63) logical=(1047, 15, 63)
Is the message about different physical/logical endings significant? The
logical information is correct. I don't know where the physical information
is coming from.
In the words of an infamous operating system- abort, retry, or ignore?