Re: [PATCH] 2.5.30 IDE 112

From: Marcin Dalecki (
Date: Tue Aug 06 2002 - 07:23:00 EST

Uz.ytkownik Petr Vandrovec napisa?:
> On 6 Aug 02 at 12:27, Andries Brouwer wrote:
>>On Tue, Aug 06, 2002 at 10:50:42AM +0200, Marcin Dalecki wrote:
>>>- Just removaing dead obscure xlate_1024 code.
>>Command line options must be added to ask for what this
>>xlate_1024 code did earlier. So, some fragments of what you remove
>>in this patch will have to come back in some form.
> FYI I had to use hda=cyls,255,63 to repartition my HDD. BIOS refused
> to report proper size (120GB) when partition table was empty, or when
> it contained partitions created for xxx/16/63 geometry. It reported
> size ~600MB, and actively refused to allow access above this limit...
> With removed (either completely, or just disabling as it is now) xlate_1024
> code please talk to [cs]fdisk maintainer (and other) to print big fat
> warning and to allow specify BIOS heads/sectors, otherwise partitioning
> of empty disk in the way compatible with non-Linux OSes (Netware, Windows)
> is not an easy task.

Sidenote 1. - they can do the recalculation done by xlate_1024 themself
of course.

Sidenote 2. - Linux is thinking xxx/16/63 is the best way to deal with
big disks. Phenix BIOS docu says xxxx/255/63 is the way to go.

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