Subject: Re: i386 BIOS weirdness infecting the universe.
To: Todd Whitesel <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-install
Date: 09/28/1998 07:32:19
On Mon, 28 Sep 1998, Todd Whitesel wrote:

: If we only tweak MBR's while the BIOS is available, presto, no geometry
: problems.


We can't somehow cache the BIOS's interpretation of drive geometries, and
make it available via an ioctl?

(Or was this addressed, and I never saw it because I didn't read the

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.