[TriLUG] Any problems with a 160 GB IDE disk?
Joseph Mack NA3T
jmack at wm7d.net
Tue Sep 14 07:29:06 EDT 2004
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?
Joseph Mack NA3T EME(B,D), FM05lw North Carolina
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