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Old 07-17-2003, 04:03 PM   #1
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lilo error: Well, more of a Warning


root@TheKeep:/home/vexer# lilo
Warning: LBA32 addressing assumed
Warning: Int 0x13 function 8 and function 0x48 return different
head/sector geometries for BIOS drive 0x81
fn 08: 1024 cylinders, 255 heads, 63 sectors
fn 48: 16383 cylinders, 16 heads, 63 sectors
Added Linux *


That is what I get, I would like the fix the BIOS drive thing. But not idea how.


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Old 07-18-2003, 11:52 AM   #2
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anyone?


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Old 07-18-2003, 03:13 PM   #3
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from the looks of the error message, and just off the top of my head i would say your bios is either

1) misconfigured:

restart your pc, get into the bios and see if you have an auto detect feature if not:

open up your computer case, extract the hard drive and write down on a bit of paper the numbers and stuff thats written on the top of the unit ( it normally says things like cylinders xxx heads xxx sectors xxx ) ( also note the disk size and verify it with what your bios reports back )

then put your pc back together, and switch it on and get in to your bios settings, write down your old bios settings ( for your hard drive ) on another bit of paper for safe keeping. enter your new values for your drive save them and re-boot your pc and try again.

2) mis-reporting the drive size:

some old bioses, like my old pentium 2 board, will not go above a certain drive size. my pentium2 was a 36gig limit, so i could not use my full 40gig's worth of space.

in which case i would recommend getting a new mainboard system


but i would try the first option first

try the above and get back to us
 
Old 07-20-2003, 12:02 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by antken

some old bioses, like my old pentium 2 board, will not go above a certain drive size. my pentium2 was a 36gig limit, so i could not use my full 40gig's worth of space.

in which case i would recommend getting a new mainboard system
There is almost always a flashable bios image to address the support of large drives. My old PII system had a limit of 32GB - so I looked on the motherboard manufacturer's site, found that there was a flash to fix the problem, did so and got the 40GB hard drive working.
 
Old 07-20-2003, 12:26 PM   #5
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My pc is fairly new, since April of 2003 to be exact, and only recently did I get this error, but maybe there is an Ez flash update on the site, wouldn't hurt to try it out. (As long as I don't screw up the update lol)

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Old 07-20-2003, 12:30 PM   #6
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Oops! - i forgot about that one.

yeah you could flash it too if your bios is detecting your disk wrong or has a limit.


NOTE: i must caution you, if you do decide to flash your bios, make sure you read all the instructions about flashing your bios first before you do it.

Some one i know, managed to turn the bios into a vegtable state after not reading the instructions properly. he ended up disposing the board because he could re-flash it, or find a replacement

have fun any who
 
Old 07-20-2003, 01:05 PM   #7
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I just flashed my bios. And I still get the same warning.

Warning: LBA32 addressing assumed
Warning: Int 0x13 function 8 and function 0x48 return different
head/sector geometries for BIOS drive 0x81
fn 08: 1024 cylinders, 255 heads, 63 sectors
fn 48: 16383 cylinders, 16 heads, 63 sectors
Added Linux *


-vexer
 
Old 07-20-2003, 08:16 PM   #8
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your bios can't seem to decide on one set of values !

Go into bios settings -> IDE devices and confirm the drive specifics, even if that means typing in the values by hand. I'd go with the 0x48 values - I don't *think* this can cause any harm, I'd try it. Good luck.
 
Old 07-26-2003, 11:38 AM   #9
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Update: I fixed the problem using some methods posted above. What I did was looked at the message,
Quote:
Warning: Int 0x13 function 8 and function 0x48 return different
head/sector geometries for BIOS drive 0x81
fn 08: 1024 cylinders, 255 heads, 63 sectors
fn 48: 16383 cylinders, 16 heads, 63 sectors
I looked at the 08 line and 48 line, and so, 48 being biggest I decided to try manually adding those numbers (16383, 16, 63) into my bios. (Hit enter on your primary drive and it will give you some options about the drive, hit space untill you get to manuel). But I wasn't finished there, I got the same message when I was done but this time it was that Bios and the Kernel were different, so I took the kernel's numbers for cylenders, head and sectors and added those and then no more problem.

I hope that helped, if you need clarification, the best way to do it would be to email me. It's in my profile.


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