[syslinux] Unbootable machine

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Mon Jun 1 18:43:36 PDT 2009

Bernie Innocenti wrote:
> Disk /dev/sdb: 2055 MB, 2055208960 bytes
> 221 heads, 2 sectors/track, 9081 cylinders

I don't know where fdisk, the Linux kernel, or whatever come up with
these kinds of geometries.  They're almost universally non-bootable.


H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel.  I don't speak on their behalf.

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