[lug] Looking for a laptop...
Davide Del Vento
davide.del.vento at gmail.com
Fri Oct 24 11:04:53 MDT 2008
As I said, I investigated this problem since I had it for my friend's laptop.
Well, it IS hw (BIOS) problem, but sort of.
In fact modern linuces have a way to circumvent the problem, because
they directly access the drive, bypassing the BIOS (or so I read
somewhere online). I do not know anything about windows (last time I
used it, it was at the end of last century!)
On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 10:19, Mike Stanczyk <stanczyk at pcisys.net> wrote:
> If the drive was reporting in Windows that it was 160GB, I'd go alone with
> that, but Windows has said the whole time that the disk was 250gig. (Windows
> hasn't had a whole disk partition but the disk manager did report
> the whole 250.)
> On Fri, 24 Oct 2008, Nate Duehr wrote:
>> I seem to recall a 160 GB limit really *is* some kind of hardware
>> addressing BIOS limitation... but I can't find a reference to it right at
>> the moment.
>> It *might* not be Compaq/HP thing... just to annoy you. It may actually
>> just be hardware...
>> Nate Duehr
>> nate at natetech.com
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