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Re: tlug: "boot partition too big" while installing RH6.1j - part 2

I don't know what happened. But my machine stopped freezing during the
installation. Linux installed and can run (although I still have some

> It is possible that at boot up linux has not sensed the correct values
> for cylinders, heads and sectors of your disk. Comparing the linux
> fdisk o/p with the specs in your hard disk manual or (printed on your
> hard disk itself) may help in diagnosing this.

fdisk reports this (when I run it during the installation)

disk /tmp/hda: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 2482 cylinders
units = cylinder of 16065 * 512 bytes

device        boot        start                 end        blocks    id
/tmp/hda1    *          1    1334            10715323+ c    win 95 FAT32
/tmp/hda2                1335    1351    136552+    82    linux swap
/tmp/hda3                1352    1989    5124735     82    linux
/tmp/hda4                1990    2372    3076447+    83    linux

( why fdisk reports /tmp instead of /dev ? )

my PC has a WDC WD204BA hard disk (20.4 GB). I went to the wdc web page and
the closest model I found was WD205BA that has the following specs:
cyls 16383        <---------- DIFFERENT!
heads 16
sec/track    63

the cyl numbers don't match. Is it necessary to correct this?

Also, lilo wasn't installed (to boot linux I need to use the floppy).

Well, I thought I could install correctly and use linux in 10 minutes, but

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