Subject: Re: i386 booting, take 2
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: tech-install
Date: 09/21/1998 17:52:57
In article <> (Charles M. Hannum) writes:
>> 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.

We should use the geometry the bios reports, otherwise we are going
to be using the space where the bios stores the machine state in some