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Old 09-04-2003, 10:57 PM   #1
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Changing The Disk Geometry

Hello Penguins

The Scenario:
1) Install new 10 gig hard drive as slave drive
2) Use drivecopy and copy over my Linux system from the old hard drive to the new hard drive
3) Use parted to give me some more space on the linux system.

everything, well almost everything went well, with pepsi in hand and The RAT by my side I set on my mission.

During the Drive copy part The RAT told me I needed to let the program change my disk geometry. With an upper cut I knocked the RAT out.

well I should have listen to the RAT and now he is out cold and I need help.

When I use fdisk the disk geometry coms back wrong. When I enter the comands to change the Cylinders, Heads, and Sectors then write it to disk; fdisk tells me the new table will be used on reboot. After I reboot it stills come back with the wrong geometry. How can I change it and Make it permanent?

Thanks In Advance.

I will try and revive the RAT now.
Old 09-17-2003, 11:00 PM   #2
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If you are using lilo then you might try the following options in your lilo.conf
with your appropriate parameters. Check out the manpage for lilo.conf too.

Last edited by footfrisbee; 09-17-2003 at 11:02 PM.
Old 09-18-2003, 10:48 PM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestion footfrisbee, I have since unistalled the 10 gig. I may try it in the future.


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