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Re: Unbootable machine



Bernie Innocenti wrote:
> On 06/02/09 03:43, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>> Bernie Innocenti wrote:
>>> Disk /dev/sdb: 2055 MB, 2055208960 bytes
>>> 221 heads, 2 sectors/track, 9081 cylinders
>> I don't know where fdisk, the Linux kernel, or whatever come up with
>> these kinds of geometries.  They're almost universally non-bootable.
> 
> Ok, I wiped mbr and made fdisk create a new one:
> 
> Disk /dev/sdb: 2055 MB, 2055208960 bytes
> 64 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1011 cylinders
  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Equally weird.  The only "standard" ones are 64 heads, 32 sectors and
255 heads, 63 sectors.

	-hpa

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H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel.  I don't speak on their behalf.


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