Re: [SLUG] Hard Drive Sizes...Bare Metal Restore

From: Steve (
Date: Tue Sep 30 2003 - 18:18:57 EDT

On Tuesday 30 September 2003 04:42 pm, you wrote:
> On Tue, 30 Sep 2003, Ian Blenke wrote:
> > As long as your stage1/2 bootstraps and boot kernel are located below
> > that 2G limit (on the first partition on the disk, for example), there
> > should be no problems.
> I don't think truly modern BIOSes are have a limit at 2GB, 1024 cylinders,
> 128GB, or whatever. I used to have a 486 whose BIOS wouldn't handle its
> 700M disk. Linux was fine with it, but I had to repartition or boot from
> a floppy (I chose the floppy). My BIOS recognizes my disk's full
> capacity, but / is still very small (<2GB), out of habit. It could
> probably boot off the whole disk as one partition, but I haven't tested
> that,

Nope it's gone for a few years now. F.ex. some of my kernels are throughout
and towards the end of 80G.


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