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Old 09-05-2001, 08:27 PM   #1
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dual boot and cylinder 1024

i would like to know how to evaluate if the size of a partition will bring me over that problematic zone. How to calculate that?

ps: i'still have a netcard problem unfixed, does d-link is supported with linux rh7,0? the card is a de220isa working well on windoz but not at all with lx...
Old 09-06-2001, 12:44 AM   #2
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are you asking what size can you get or what size to set your partitions to not go past the 1024 cylinder?
i know most later versions of linux now, i think mandrake 8, redhat 7.1...etc don't have that problem since they have a newer version of lilo that can see past the 1024 cylinder...
but if you have a older version, i have a setup so my first partition for win98 on my dual boot system is a gig, then i have my swap, and /boot for linux, then another partition for win98 then the rest of the drive for linux..... no problems there with the 1024 cylinder... that is if that is what your wanting to know.

and i do believe that d-link cards are able to work with linux.. as far as i know they do work.


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