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Hard drive - too big

When installing debian on my system - LILO cant install properly because my the drive has more than 1024 cyclinder. Whats the best way to get round this?
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DanielBurrows
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biardCommented:
Install Linux on the dive in front of any other OS's.
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edicomCommented:
Well I d say:
partition your drive so that the partition where you ll have to put lilo is under the 1024 boundary.
Or maybe, try adding the option linear to lilo (I assume debian install prompt you for special parameters to be passed to lilo), or using the option disk=C/H/S (for lilo also).
for more info, have a look at:
http://www.freenix.org/unix/linux/HOWTO-vo/Large-Disk-HOWTO.html
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DanielBurrowsAuthor Commented:
Will LILO see a NTFS partition ?
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biardCommented:
No.  It will see Fat 16, tho.  And if you are installing NT, it needs to be first.  Then install LILO in the superblock instead of the MBR.
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DanielBurrowsAuthor Commented:
?? I seem to be able to use LILO with a NTFS partition. All I did was point it to the right place and it worked. Thanks anyway.
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edicomCommented:
LILO s pointing to the device you indicate it to boot, so if you indicate it a drive with NTFS I think it ll just use the bootsector from that drive, thus launching NT, no?
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biardCommented:
Yes, you can boot with it to an NT partition.  I meant that Linux cannot read NTFS file system partitions.
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DanielBurrowsAuthor Commented:
OK - I thought it was pretty obvious that only NT can read and write NTFS.
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tq3407Commented:
Incorrect in linux not being able to read inside of NTFS!!! I had a system running the 2.2.9 kernel and recompiled it and was able to read into an NTFS file system.  HOWEVER, the writing to NTFS is VERY EXPERIMENTAL.  I had no problems when I did it but you can never be too careful.
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