My m/c goes for toss with 1023 cluster/sector error! [ HELP ]

Sujan Nandy sujan at
Fri Nov 23 20:58:03 GMT 2001

Dear friends,
                     One of my friends got a ttypical problem with
 linux on a m/c with PIII 933 MHz. , 256 MB SDRAM , 20 GB HDD with SIS 6326
 motherboard [ intel 815EEA chipset ] + 8 MB sahred memory. He made a dos
 32 partition with 12 GB keeping win98 and another 8GB as non dos for Linux
  Red Hat 7.1 ] While installing and specifying / , /boot , /usr , /usr/src
 /usr/local and swap we got a typical error saying the partion is above 1023
 sectors or clustors. After this at last it goes for instatllation and after
 finishing it asks for boot disk. The main concern is that /boot fails even
 after he gave 7 mb to it. The first time the m/c boots perfectly but after
 booting it hangs and we are forced to rebbot it. This time it goes for a
 toss with sytem check by going [ FIXED ] . while checking /usr it fails and
 tells us to go for maintenance with root password or press Ctrl - D for
 reboot. Here my friend is helpless.
                 What should we do? Can anyone out there please help us. i
 have tried to give almost every detail possible, so i think I can expect a
 reasonably good solutions from any of the good guys out there! can you also
 please specify the mounting sizes to be given to say / , /usr , /boot ,
 for 8GB...

 Regards n best wishes
Sujan Nandy

Agrawal Consultants
Phone : 3581449
sujan at

Agrawal Consultants, Calcutta, India
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