In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Takahashi Yoshihiro 
>In article <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>> Is it only for ATA/IDE disks ?
>> Does it depend on the size of the disks ?
>Only for the internal IDE controller.  The internal IDE controller on
>pc98 uses the fixed geometry which is 8 heads and 17 sectors.  If the
>size of the disk is larger than 4.2GB (65535C x 8H x 17S x 512B), a
>different geometry depend on the disk is used.

I guess the correct pseudocode then is:

        if (disk is ata &&
            unit < 4 &&
            size < 65535C x 8H x 17S x 512B) {
                use 8/17 geometry

Is this correctly understood ?

So this would not affect an IDE controller in a PCI slot ?

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