rjordan at student.math.uwaterloo.ca
Wed Jan 29 13:25:07 EST 2003
> Somehow the fact that a 10gig udma drive doesn't work in a p120 is not
> too surprising. The bios will not support it properly at all as the
> #cyls is way to high. I drive overlay might work, but they can be
> problematic to say the least, and data loss is almost guaranteed.
Sometimes you can fool BIOS into thinking you have a smaller drive
than you do. (Manually key in similar C/H/S values). I've been able to
get a 30 gig drive to boot on a P200 this way, and once Linux boots,
it is able to determine the correct C/H/S values (and drive size),
ignoring what BIOS has to say about it.
(You may also be able to boot off a floppy and then have Linux
discover the hard drive).
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