[TriLUG] Any problems with a 160 GB IDE disk?
william at trilug.org
Tue Sep 14 13:15:16 EDT 2004
Get one of the surplus 2 Gb drives from all those years ago and use it for
/boot and /tmp (works for me) :)
On Tue, 14 Sep 2004, Matthew Lavigne wrote:
> put grub on the floppy with no kernel?
> On Tue, 14 Sep 2004 04:29:06 -0700 (PDT), Joseph Mack NA3T
> <jmack at wm7d.net> wrote:
> > On Mon, 13 Sep 2004, David Rasch wrote:
> > > I had good luck on one of my systems disabling the hard disk in the
> > > bios (the bios only detected 138GB of 200GB).
> > I've had to do this with all my old machines as the disks get larger than
> > the BIOS can handle. The problem then is that you can't boot off the hard
> > disk anymore. I solved this for Linux 2.4.x kernels by booting off a
> > floppy, but you can't boot off a floppy with 2.6.x, so I guess these older
> > machines will stay at 2.4.x
> > Are there any other solutions?
> > Joe
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