[Nottingham] BIG disk bootup fun

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Tue Apr 5 16:21:57 BST 2005

Roger Light wrote:
> Code Listing 9: Selecting autogeometry resizing support
> (2.4.x kernel only) ATA/IDE/MFM/RLL support ---> IDE, ATA and ATAPI
> Block devices ---> <*>   Include IDE/ATA-2 DISK support [ ]     Use
> multi-mode by default [*]     Auto-Geometry Resizing support
> This is for 2.4.x only (does that mean it is available for 2.6
> automatically?) and sounds interesting. Does your drive have a jumper
> you can set to limit the size? Seems like it is worth a try.

I've seen the size limit jumper on various HDDs. This one is a Maxtor 
BAH41B70 250GB and only has the DS Master, DS Slave, CS options. So no 
way to cheat the BIOS.

I haven't a clue if "Auto-Geometry Resizing support" is in 2.6 or 
Mandrake. Worth checking further if this was a show stopper.

The boot cd is still winning (:-))


Martin Lomas
martin at ml1.co.uk

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