[TriLUG] Any problems with a 160 GB IDE disk?
rasch at raschnet.com
Tue Sep 14 13:08:38 EDT 2004
On Tue, Sep 14, 2004 at 01:00:06PM -0400, Jeff Groves <jgroves at krenim.org> wrote:
> Joseph Mack NA3T 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?
> Installing an additional 10GB drive to boot off of :-\
You might be able to get around this by installing grub or lilo onto a
floppy, but I have not tried this.
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