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Date:      Sat, 9 Dec 1995 02:12:46 -0700 (MST)
From:      Terry Lambert <terry@lambert.org>
To:        dpk@eskimo.com (David Kirchner)
Cc:        howard@genome.stanford.edu, dwhite@resnet.uoregon.edu, questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Western Digital boot failures
Message-ID:  <199512090912.CAA01608@phaeton.artisoft.com>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.SUN.3.91.951208181700.1206B-100000@eskimo.com> from "David Kirchner" at Dec 8, 95 06:18:17 pm

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> 	I didn't think I should be, Ontrack is DOS software for one thing I 
> think, and also I have an EIDE controller. It said in the docs somewhere 
> (at least I thought) that Ontrack is for people who have IDE cards and 
> want to be able to use EIDE drives or something like that, sort of a 
> level above normal 'fdisk' can do.


OnTrack does geometry translation and translated C/H/S to lba for
EIDE drives.

Mostly it's for budgo controllers, which is to say 99% of IDE controllers,
which are too stupid to translate geometry on their own.

If you can boot off a DOS boot floppy and run FDISK and see your DOS
partitions (or cd to the C: drive) then you aren't running OnTrack.


					Terry Lambert
					terry@lambert.org
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Any opinions in this posting are my own and not those of my present
or previous employers.



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