Husse wrote:How disaster?
Anyway when you come to the partitioning part of the install select manual partitioning
and create one partition about 10 GB for root (there's a drop down menu to do the selection of mount points as it's called) and the rest for home on a separate partition
Should be pretty straight forward
Use ext3 as file system - do not try to use fat or NTFS partitions for Linux - it won't work
mumidadi wrote:Last 10GB drive is all free i can use it for Mint so i can make it like
BUt selecting mount points is real Problem what mount points should i select?
Error 18: Selected cylinder exceeds maximum supported by BIOS
This error is returned when a read is attempted at a linear block address beyond the end of the BIOS translated area. This generally happens if your disk is larger than the BIOS can handle (512MB for (E)IDE disks on older machines or larger than 8GB on others.). In more practical terms this means the BIOS is unable to start executing the kernel because the kernel is not located within the block it can access at boot up time.
This can be circumvented by creating a boot partition at the beginning of the disk that is completely within the first 1023 cylinders of the harddrive. This partition will contain the kernel.
The kernel itself does not suffer from the same limitations as the BIOS so after the BIOS has loaded the kernel the kernel will have no problem accessing the whole harddrive. Newer BIOSes will automatically translate the harddrives size in a way that it can be completely contained within the first 1023 cylinders and hence modern computers do not suffer from this problem.
The same error can happen when the BIOS detects a disk in a different way as Linux does. This can happen when changing motherboards or when moving a GRUB-bootable disk from one computer to another. If this happens, just boot with a GRUB floppy, read the C/H/S numbers from the existing partition table and manually edit the BIOS numbers to match.