a new hard-drive in a 2y/o laptop

perryh at pluto.rain.com perryh at pluto.rain.com
Wed Dec 29 00:49:24 UTC 2010

Chris Brennan <xaero at xaerolimit.net> wrote:

> ... could this be the fact that this is a really large
> drive and the bios is 'freaking' out (for lack of a better
> term) and not properly presenting the disk to the system? ...
> The disk is a different spindle-speed then the old one.
> [..]
> 250G -> 5400RPM
> 750G -> 7200RPM
> [..]

The RPM is unlikely to be a factor, but the BIOS could well be
having trouble with the size / geometry.  It might help to let
sysinstall use different dimensions "for compatibility with older

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