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RE: Maxtor 40GB



Isn't a cylinder 512k so the 1024 cylinder limit is 524Mb limit, which
should be sufficient to install Windows? 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Felipe Ghellar [mailto:fghellar yahoo de]
> Sent: Friday, May 26, 2000 7:09 PM
> To: redhat-install-list redhat com
> Subject: Maxtor 40GB
> 
> 
> Hello!
> 
> Im having troubles installing Red Hat 6.0 in my Maxtor 40GB 
> hard drive.
> I dont know what is happening. I want to use it togheter with Win98,
> wich must be installed on the first partition, and share some files
> between the two. Because Win cannot see a Linux partition, 
> this must be
> a Win one.
> 
> I left 7GB for Win, so the Linux boot partition could start before the
> 1024th cylinder. I dont want a big root partition, so I made it with
> 700MB and would make a bigger /usr partition. Then came the 
> swap space,
> with about 130MB. These were 3 primary partitions, and that left me
> only one more for the /usr and the shared partitions, wich I tried to
> create as logical partitions inside an extended one.
> 
> But whenever I create an extended partition, the Linux fdisk stops
> working and says it cant read from hda and I cannot continue with the
> instalation. I tried to do it in another way, too. I went to Win and
> used Partition Magic to create the root partition, this time with
> 2.5GB, and the swap space, again 130MB. And left the rest of the disk
> unused. Now I was able to install Linux, and it was working good. But
> then I went back to PM and tried again to make an extended partition.
> When booting Linux again, it gave some error messages and I found out
> that the partition was corrupted, and even fdisk said it 
> could not read
> hda.
> 
> I checked the BIOS and figured out it had recognized only 32GB from my
> drive. I updated the BIOS and now it detects correctly the 
> 40GB and did
> it all again, but the problems are just the same. Anyone has an idea?
> 
> My system configuration is:
> 
> AMD Athlon 700MHz
> Motherboard MSI MS-6191 (with updated BIOS)
> HD Maxtor 40GB Model 94098U8 FA500S60 - CHS: 16383/16/63
>     (detected by the BIOS, with LBA enabled: 4982/255/63)
> 128MB RAM
> Video ATI Xpert2000 32MB with Rage 128 Pro chipset
>     (wich also works only with 256 colors, but this is 
> another problem)
> 
> Thank you for your attention.
> 
> Felipe Ghellar.
> 
> 
> 
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