Subject: Re: NetBSD and 730 MB IDE Hard Drives
To: Arthur D. Jerijian <>
From: Michael Graff <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/26/1994 17:36:54
>  I am planning on purchasing a 730 megabyte Western Digital IDE drive.  
>Will NetBSD be able to use this drive, or will it complain about the 
>number of cylinders being greater then 1024?
>  Thanks.

I believe the limitation on cylinders is a DOS problem.  Other smarter
OS's have no such limitation.  My SCSI drives have way more than 1024
cylinders...  ;)

One thing, however.  If you intend to share it with DOS, you will have
to use the geometry DOS thinks it is for both OS's.  If DOS isn't
going to live on it, NetBSD should be fine.


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