Subject: Re: i386 system won't boot after installing 1.4_BETA
To: Andrew Gillham <>
From: Michael K. Sanders <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/30/1999 16:54:44
In message <>, 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. :)