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Old 10-28-2004, 09:51 PM   #1
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Debian 3.0r2 sparcstation20 scsi 1024 cylinder limit


Anyway, I face the 1024 cylinder limit on my sparcstation 20 with Debian 3.0r2 for sparc on a 2 gigs scsi hard disk with Silo.
-Can i make a symbolic link in my / wich is on the /dev/sda1 to the /boot that is on my /dev/sda3.
-Should I edit my partition and make a /boot on the before the / partition (25 megs for the /boot)
-Does anyone have any idea to help me correct this problem ?
Old 10-30-2004, 04:38 PM   #2
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Creating a symbolic link probably doesn't work. Linux has to be within the first 1024 cilinders. Maybe you can move your bootstuff to your root directory: don't mount /dev/sda3 on /boot, but mount it somewhere else, and copy the content of /dev/sda3 to /boot. Modify you bootmanager settings appropriately and modify /etc/fstab, so /dev/sda3 won't be mounted anymore.

Else you will have to reinstall I'm afraid, with the boot partition as the first partition, or just keep /boot on /dev/sda1.

Hope this helps...
Old 10-31-2004, 06:34 PM   #3
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Thank, I'm switching from Debian 3.0r2 to sarge for sparc but if the problem is there i will try your solution.


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