Subject: Re: i386 system won't boot after installing 1.4_BETA
To: Andrew Gillham <email@example.com>
From: Michael K. Sanders <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/30/1999 16:54:44
In message <199904302251.SAA07883@ghost.whirlpool.com>, Andrew Gillham writes:
>> Well, for some reason, the BIOS thought my WD21600 was a ~500MB drive.
>> Any other ideas?
>Don't some fancy BIOSes read the geometry from the partition table? Or
>am I just misremembering?
I don't know, but if that's true, it could explain it. The numbers looked
like what sysinst reported for the geometry. I just assumed the numbers
it displayed were okay because I didn't know the real ones offhand
and didn't feel like checking them. I guess that was a bad idea. :)