Sorry - plaintext this time - Disk geometry and two OSes.

Edward Ruggeri smallhand at
Tue Aug 5 12:26:54 UTC 2008

On Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 8:02 PM, Slick Bo <slickwillbo42 at> wrote:
> I've
> seen a few people on this mailing list say that disk geometry really
> doesn't matter that much, and the OS usually works fine despite
> apparent errors. But I'd prefer to be able to keep my windows installation.
> If I let sysinstall change the disk geometry, will it create problems
> for the files on "0" and the WinXP installation? If so, do you know of
> an alternate way to find the disk geometry, and should I directly give
> these results to sysinstall? Will that fix my problem?

This is something I've wondered about, but blithely ignored.

What does the warning really mean?  Why doesn't it matter?

-- Ned Ruggeri

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