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Bug 1203 - Kickstart unable to configure hard disks over 6Gig
Summary: Kickstart unable to configure hard disks over 6Gig
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Wilson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-02-16 16:50 UTC by nickg
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-03-13 21:23:40 UTC

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Description nickg 1999-02-16 16:50:38 UTC

I'm not sure where to file this since there isn't
a particular Kickstart section.

Kickstart is unable to correctly configure hard disks over
6.0 GB.

 I don't know the why, but fdisk can't directly handle disks
over 6G (cylinders over 1024)  and one must manually set the
number of cylinders.  (in fdisk, "x", "c", "# of cylinders",
"r") That's not your bug, but
there is no direct way to set this via Kickstart, limiting
it's use.

Comment 1 Matt Wilson 1999-03-13 21:23:59 UTC
boot into the install with "linux hda=ccc,hh,ss".  This should allow
kickstart and the installer to do the right thing.

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