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Re: Large disk access
> techniques. And what I think is this: it is sad that you need another OS to
> partition your large IDE disks the way you want for OpenBSD.
no you need two abilities: the ability to read a man page, and a
calculator. i have a 40 gig IDE drive that i wanted 50% obsd and 50%
win2k. i ran openbsd's fdisk WITH the -c -h -s arguments to tell it the
drive's actual geometry, because remember it gets its numbers from the
BIOS and PC BIOSes are stupid. i took the number of sectors and divided
it by 2, and used those numbers to partition the drive. it works just
fine. now, if i look at the fdisk chs values, they reflect the
partitioning with the 1024 cylinder limit. win2k's disk manager also
reports 2 equal-sized partitions.
don't blame fdisk - it only knows what the BIOS tells it.