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CONFIG_IDEDISK_STROKE: Auto-Geometry Resizing support

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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_IDEDISK_STROKE:

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Should you have a system w/ an AWARD Bios and your drives are larger than 32GB and it will not boot, one is required to perform a few OEM operations first. The option is called "STROKE" because it allows one to "soft clip" the drive to work around a barrier limit. For Maxtor drives it is called "jumpon.exe". Please search Maxtor's web-site for "JUMPON.EXE". IBM has a similar tool at:

If you are unsure, say N here.



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