LBA / CHS Value Error: Redhat 7.3 vs. Partition Magic 7.0
Posted on 2002-06-02
I installed Redhat 7.3 on a system running XP. I used Partition Magic to free up 20 GB on my hard drive and left it as unallocated space for the Redhat install. Then I let the Redhat installation program handle partitioning and formatting that space instead of doing it myself.
The installation seems to have gone fine, except that Grub doesn't work - I have to use a boot disk to fire up Redhat.
I went back into XP and looked at what partitions Redhat had created using Partition Magic. On loading, it warns that the starting LBA value 'X' doesn't match the CHS value 'Y', and that LBA should equal the CHS values. It also states that it has confirmed that the LBA value is correct and can automatically fix the CHS value.
But I hate to mess with something that more or less works. Should I let Partition Magic fix the problem? Could this possibly solve my dual boot loading problem with Grub?