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Hi, On my 40 GB disk, the first 15 GB is for XP after which I have my Linux partitions. I had read that due to BIOS limitations, you cannot ...
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    Linux after 1023 cylinders


    Hi,
    On my 40 GB disk, the first 15 GB is for XP after which I have my Linux partitions. I had read that due to BIOS limitations, you cannot boot if your linux root partition begins after the 1023rd cylinder. However, Linux seems to be booting perfectly without any problems. For a change, this is not a hassle, but I want to know the reason nevertheless.

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards,

    Sanjiv

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    That really does only apply to really old computers (about pre-'95), that don't have LBA support in the BIOS.

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