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Re: [Plex86-devel] Error Starting plex86

From: Eric Laberge
Subject: Re: [Plex86-devel] Error Starting plex86
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2002 11:11:41 -0400
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On Thu July 25 2002 00:39, Prasad wrote:
> Attached is my config file and the version of plex i am using is:
>                       Plex86 2002/07/11
> To be frank i am not sure of how correct my config file is... please
> correct me in case of errors...
> bochs-opt boot: c
> bochs-opt diskc: file="/dev/hda",cyl=2480,heads=255,spt=63

I think heads > 16 is a hack used to address the problem of growing 
capacities. If you look at your physical geometry ( cat 
/proc/ide/hda/geometry [or similar] ), you'll see the logical and physical 
geometry of your drive. Given your numbers, the correct geometry would be 
along the lines of C:39525 H:16 S:63.
I think (not verified) that the hd plugin only handles physical geometry.

### I still warn you of the dangers of using your real hard disk with Plex. Be 
warned that concurrent access to the same data is not something that current 
operating systems handle very well. ###

I'm not positive that it is your problem, but it will certainly help. A simple 
test would be to comment the HD line, and see if it boots (you'll probably 
end with "Non system disk" or something like that, but at least it would pass 
the first instruction :-P )

I'd like to hear of your success.


Eric Laberge
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