Re: Disk Geometries reported incorrectly on 2.6.0-testX

From: Andrew Clausen
Date: Wed Dec 03 2003 - 18:10:15 EST

On Wed, Dec 03, 2003 at 03:42:54PM +0100, Andries Brouwer wrote:
> > > The point is just that the Linux kernel has no idea about these BIOS
> > > fantasies.
> >
> > Can't you look inside BIOS memory, etc.?
> > Even call interrupts to query this stuff?
> Of course. And the details differ from BIOS to BIOS.

I know. But can't you figure it out for the 5 most popular BIOSes, or
whatever? Seems like a job for the kernel.


To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at