Subject: Re: i386 booting, take 2
To: Phil Nelson <>
From: Charles M. Hannum <>
List: tech-install
Date: 09/21/1998 13:19:28
> But I still believe that the reported geometry via the ioctl that
> gets the geometry should be what the disk reports, not what the BIOS
> reports.

BTW, even the `geometry' that the drive reports often doesn't cover
the whole disk.  It seems to me that an arguments about this are
really non-sequiturs, since using a different geometry than the BIOS
doesn't actually solve any problems.