DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2006-07
Re: Compaq Evo boot problem
::I was told on IRC yesterday that our fdisk has issues by setting the CHS =
::information to a wrapped value instead of just willing it with ones. Don=
::'t know if that is the culprit, though.
: I should be able to test it easily since I have to set my test machines
: to use Large mode to make them recognize DragonFly.
: If it does fix the problem then I will change the fdisk program to
: default to writing out all 1's instead of wrapping.
Well. I tested it with very little luck. I couldn't get the BIOS to
auto-detect 'large' mode by putting all 1's in the ending CHS fields. In
fact, the BIOS hung completely and I had to disconnect the disk drive
to get back to the setup screen to put it back into 'Large' mode.
I also tried putting all 1's in both the starting and ending CHS fields,
with the same results.
This is on a shuttle box.
I was not able to find any official documentation on how the CHS fields
should be set for BIOSes to auto-detect Large or LBA mode.