Bug#450951: grub can't get installed past 1TB
samuel.thibault at ens-lyon.org
Mon Nov 12 16:24:34 UTC 2007
When trying to install grub past 1TB, it fails with error 18 (18 :
Selected cylinder exceeds maximum supported by BIOS). This is because
the HDIO_GETGEO ioctl is limited to 65535 cylinders (i.e. ~1TB), and
for bigger values Linux just returns 65535. I'm not sure where the fix
should be done: should the kernel error out when the cylinders don't
fit, or should grub recognize 65535 as a bogus value and compute a fake
geometry by itself? Or both?
Note: there is another bug in bochs's bios which prevents from testing
with bochs or qemu the patch is available on the bochs list, I'll
probably file a bug against the bochs package too.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.23
Locale: LANG=fr_FR at euro, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR at euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Versions of packages grub depends on:
ii libc6 2.6.1-6 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii libncurses5 5.6+20071013-1 Shared libraries for terminal hand
grub recommends no packages.
-- no debconf information
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