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Re: Parted 1.2.14-pre3

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Parted 1.2.14-pre3
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2000 08:11:14 -0200

Nick Bower wrote:
> Does this mean only 1.2.14 and not 1.4.5 has had the "cylinder not
> aligned" modification? It doesn't really matter one way or the other to
> me.

I intend to port it to 1.4.5, too.  1.2.x is a slightly higher priority,
because Conectiva need it ;-)
> Just while I'm here - for future installations, if the bios has no clue
> what the geometry of the disk is, how do you work it out.  This problem
> probably says to me that my initial guess of c/h/s was out a little (in
> fact I remember there being a few k difference).  Is there a way I can
> work out the real geometry?

The "real geometry" is whatever the BIOS says the geometry is.  If you
can change the geometry in your BIOS, then you can change the "real
geometry" ;-)

So, the BIOS *always* has "a clue", but sometimes you can't ask it
(directly) what is thinks the geometry is.

There are probably BIOS-interrogation programs around...

Andrew Clausen

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