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Re: Install problem with 1024th cylinder



* Seth Arnold <sarnold_(_at_)_willamette_(_dot_)_edu> [001007 13:57] wrote:
> David, the BIOS needs to be able to find enough to boot the OS below the
> 1024 cylinder. I think the README.i386 file describes exactly what is
> and is not allowed. The gist is, two partitions, / between 704 and 1024
> (maybe endpoints need to be tweaked a bit? 1023?) and then the rest of
> your system can be above 1024 all you wish.
> 
> I'm sure I have read about this before, check the FAQ to see if it has a
> better explanation. :)

I think this is different; I ran into something similar on Thursday. I
have a 12 GB hard drive on my laptop, with a Linux partition I use for
booting with LILO (definitely below the first 1024 cylinders) and a
Windows 2000 (sigh) partition I mostly use under VMware (I have got to
get that running under OBSD). I reserved half the drive for two more
partitions, one for OBSD (haven't quite decided about the other one).

When I tried to create a OBSD partition of about 3 GB, it told me that
the size I wanted to use was over the limit. So I created a partition
in Linux, booted back into OBSD, and tried to edit the partition in
OBSD. Even though it saw the offset as 11904165 and the size as 5767335,
it wouldn't let me give it a size over 4530330. [Sorry, don't remember
the units.]

I've attached the dmesg.
--Michael

> * David J. Kanter <david_(_dot_)_kanter_(_at_)_mindspring_(_dot_)_com> [001007 09:12]:
> > I could not install OpenBSD 2.8 beta yesterday because fdisk would not let
> > me create a partition that would span the 1024th cylinder. Is this normal,
> > or did I do something wrong?
> > 
> > I have a large hard drive, about 13Gb. I wanted to create an OpenBSD
> > partition that started at the 704th cylinder and went on for about 9 million
> > sectors, which would take me past the 1024th cylinder. Initially I created a
> > partition using PartitionMagic that used the whole 9 million sectors.
> > 
> > However, when I booted into fdisk the partition was chopped off at the
> > 1024th cylinder.
> > 
> > When I tried to use the already-created partition past the 1024th cylinder,
> > fdisk complained that I was "out of bounds" (or something like that).
> > 
> > Must the whole OpenBSD partition fit below the 1024th cylinder?
> > -- 
> > David Kanter
> > 
OpenBSD 2.8-beta (RAMDISKC) #46: Fri Sep 29 15:44:32 MDT 2000
    deraadt_(_at_)_i386_(_dot_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/RAMDISKC
cpu0: Intel Pentium II (Celeron) ("GenuineIntel" 686-class, 256KB L2 cache) 398 MHz
cpu0: FPU,V86,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,PAE,MCE,CX8,SYS,MTRR,PGE,MCA,CMOV,PAT,PSE36,MMX,FXSR
real mem  = 267956224 (261676K)
avail mem = 244629504 (238896K)
using 3296 buffers containing 13500416 bytes (13184K) of memory
mainbus0 (root)
bios0 at mainbus0: AT/286+(b5) BIOS, date 10/27/99, BIOS32 rev. 0 @ 0xfd7a0
apm0 at bios0: Power Management spec V1.2
pcibios0 at bios0: rev. 2.1 found at 0xfd7a0[0x860]
pcibios0: PCI IRQ Routing Table rev. 1.0 found at 0xfdf40, size 160 bytes (8 entries)
pcibios0: PCI Interrupt Router at 000:02:0 ("Intel 82371FB (Triton) PCI-ISA" rev 0x00)
pcibios0: PCI bus #3 is the last bus
pci0 at mainbus0 bus 0: configuration mode 1
pchb0 at pci0 dev 0 function 0 "Intel 82443BX PCI-AGP" rev 0x03
ppb0 at pci0 dev 1 function 0 "Intel 82443BX AGP" rev 0x03
pci1 at ppb0 bus 1
"Neomagic Magicgraph NM2200" rev 0x12 at pci1 dev 0 function 0 not configured
"Intel 82371AB PIIX4 ISA" rev 0x02 at pci0 dev 2 function 0 not configured
pciide0 at pci0 dev 2 function 1 "Intel 82371AB IDE (PIIX4)" rev 0x01: DMA, channel 0 wired to compatibility, channel 1 wired to compatibility
wd0 at pciide0 channel 0 drive 0: <IBM-DARA-212000>
wd0: can use 32-bit, PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2, Ultra-DMA mode 2
wd0: 16-sector PIO, LBA, 11513MB, 16383 cyl, 16 head, 63 sec, 23579136 sectors
pciide0: channel 0 interrupting at irq 14
wd0(pciide0:0:0): using PIO mode 4, Ultra-DMA mode 2 (using DMA data transfers)
atapiscsi0 at pciide0 channel 1
scsibus0 at atapiscsi0: 2 targets
cd0 at scsibus0 targ 0 lun 0: <LG, CD-ROM CRN-8241B, 1.22> SCSI0 5/cdrom removable
cd0: can use 32-bit, PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2
pciide0: channel 1 interrupting at irq 15
cd0(pciide0:1:0): using PIO mode 4, DMA mode 2 (using DMA data transfers)
"Intel 82371AB USB (PIIX4)" rev 0x01 at pci0 dev 2 function 2 not configured
"Intel 82371AB Power Management (PIIX4)" rev 0x02 at pci0 dev 2 function 3 not configured
cbb0 at pci0 dev 3 function 0 "Texas Instruments PCI1251B PCI-CardBus" rev 0x00: irq 11
cardslot0 at cbb0 slot 0 flags 0
cardbus0 at cardslot0: bus 2 device 0 cacheline 0x8, lattimer 0xb0
pcmcia0 at cardslot0
cbb1 at pci0 dev 3 function 1 "Texas Instruments PCI1251B PCI-CardBus" rev 0x00: irq 11
cardslot1 at cbb1 slot 1 flags 0
cardbus1 at cardslot1: bus 3 device 0 cacheline 0x8, lattimer 0xb0
pcmcia1 at cardslot1
"AT&T/Lucent Win Modem V.90" rev 0x01 at pci0 dev 6 function 0 not configured
"ESS SOLO-1 AudioDrive" rev 0x02 at pci0 dev 7 function 0 not configured
isa0 at mainbus0
isadma0 at isa0
npx0 at isa0 port 0xf0/16: using exception 16
pccom0 at isa0 port 0x3f8/8 irq 4: ns16550a, 16 byte fifo
vt0 at isa0 port 0x60/16 irq 1: vga 80 col, color, 8 scr, mf2-kbd
fdc0 at isa0 port 0x3f0/6 irq 6 drq 2
fd0 at fdc0 drive 0: 1.44MB 80 cyl, 2 head, 18 sec
biomask c840 netmask c840 ttymask c842
rd0: fixed, 3560 blocks
wd0: no disk label
rootdev=0x1100 rrootdev=0x2f00 rawdev=0x2f02
cbb1: bad Vcc request. sock_ctrl 0x30, sock_status 0x30000b20
Xircom, CardBus Ethernet 10/100 + Modem 56, CBEM56G, 1.03 (manufacturer 0x105, product 0x103) "Xircom X3201-3 (21143)" rev 0x03 at cardbus1 dev 0 function 0 not configured
Xircom, CardBus Ethernet 10/100 + Modem 56, CBEM56G, 1.03 (manufacturer 0x105, product 0x1000) vendor "Xircom", unknown product 0x103 (class communications, subclass serial, rev 0x03) at cardbus1 dev 0 function 1 not configured
cbb1: bad Vcc request. sock_ctrl 0x0, sock_status 0x30000b68

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