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Old 11-12-2001, 02:46 AM   #1
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Question boot partition


why is it that we have to install the boot partition within the 1024 cylinders of the harddisk.
 
Old 11-12-2001, 03:19 AM   #2
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that's only on older distributions, and it's because the 8.4gb limit was a significant type of hardware specification, and anything over that size needed a more complex type of harddrive and bios to get teh size out of it, so that limit was always there. But it's not an issue any more.
 
Old 11-12-2001, 05:00 AM   #3
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what did u mean by newer versions ,could u just list out some?

btb i am using a SAMSUNG harddrive.Is that an older one.?
 
Old 11-12-2001, 08:07 AM   #4
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New Versions refers to the distribution of linux. New versions support larger hard drives.


Its not the age of your hard drive that is in question, its what distro are you using.

For me mandrake 8.1 should not be a problem on my 20 gig drive
 
  


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