dmraid and fdisk help please.

Molle Bestefich molle.bestefich at
Thu May 26 12:11:59 UTC 2005

Michael Kovacs wrote:
> Fdisk reported the following:
>  [root at becca michael]# /sbin/fdisk /dev/mapper/pdc_dcbagbdid
> The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 19929.
> There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,
> and could in certain setups cause problems with:
> 1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)
> 2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs
>    (e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)
> Please help!

You're kidding, right? :-)

In case you're not..
The above is purely a informational message.

It's telling you that a lot of software doesn't work with a cylinder
number higher than 1024, so if you're having unexpected problems
booting or partitioning under other OS's, that could be the reason. 
Virtually everybody using fdisk under Linux gets the message above,
since there aren't a whole lot of new disks that has less than 1024

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