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Re: Unbootable machine



On 06/04/09 20:51, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Bernie Innocenti wrote:
>>>
>>> Equally weird.  The only "standard" ones are 64 heads, 32 sectors and
>>> 255 heads, 63 sectors.
>>
>> Indeed, repartitioning the USB stick with 32 sectors and 255 heads fixed
>> boot for a previously unbootable computer.
>>
> 
> 32x255?  That's an odd mix?  Does 32x64 work on that machine, too?

Sorry, I mistyped the numbers.  It was really 255 heads, 63 sectors:

(parted) p
Model: LEXAR JD EXPRESSION (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 123,86,26
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
BIOS cylinder,head,sector geometry: 123,255,63.  Each cylinder is 8225kB.
Partition Table: msdos


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