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Old 02-25-2007, 06:36 PM   #16
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Please ignore what i posted before. I think that i managed to set up the partition with 255 heads and with 63 sectors. I chose 's' as option (create a new empty DOS partition table) and then i chose all the default settings excluding the heads and the sectors.
Now fdisk -l returns:
Disk /dev/hda (Sun disk label): 255 heads, 63 sectors, 65533 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

Device Flag Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 0 65527 526345627+ 83 Linux native
/dev/hda2 u 65527 65533 48195 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda3 0 65533 526393822+ 5 Whole disk
...but still cant boot from the hard-drive.
Anymore ideas?

Old 02-25-2007, 10:25 PM   #17
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Hey again
I would like to ask some questions again.
I tried once more again to set up things and i think that now I got what you told me
BT ~ # fdisk -l

Disk /dev/hda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 8511 68359504+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 8511 9729 9788656+ 82 Linux swap
What about the id of hda1 and its boot flags. What kind of partition i have to create logical or primary?
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Doesn't matter.

A Linux by birth will be able to boot from either a primary or a logical partition.


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