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Old 12-06-2007, 04:04 AM   #1
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Question Booting beyond 1048 cylinders


How best we can boot into linux if we install linux beyond 1048 cylinders ? I dont want to boot by floppy. I want only the harddisk booting which i feel is the fastest.

I have Xp in C: drive and want to install SLED10 on my system . I already have caldera open linux in my system now. right now I have installed linux before 1048 cylinders but want to get away with this problem for better disk managment.
 
Old 12-06-2007, 04:21 AM   #2
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Hasn't been a problem for years. How old is the BIOS on your machine ???.
 
Old 12-06-2007, 07:22 AM   #3
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I have intel810 celeron 1100 procesor with 256MB ram.

Will this machine support booting beyond 1048 cylinder ?
 
Old 12-06-2007, 06:15 PM   #4
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Depends on the BIOS - if the machine is less than 3 years old you should be o.k.
If you get problems, just have a /boot partition with the 1024 cylinder boundary.
 
  


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