#19 Using /DEV/ Device for HD Installation/Size Multiple

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2004-05-15
2004-05-15
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I cannot get PearPC to let me use a Hard Drive (ATA133)
DIRECTLY via /dev/hdb, my 120gb Maxtor drive.

It says that the drive's size is not a multiple of
516096. I assume that it can interface with the drive
because evidentally it is checking this somehow. I
doubt there are any drives out there with a Multiple of
this size.

I am able to boot off of a CD in my drive as under
/dev/cdrom. So PearPC can access /dev/ filesystems.. It
would be nice to have the ability to install and run
Mac OS X from a seperate HD rather then a IMG file
under Linux.

Discussion

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    At the moment PearPC assumes 63 sectors per cylinder, hence
    the 516096.

     
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    The reason is that the ATA emulation currently
    needs to have exactly 16 heads and 63 sectors

    Which makes for:
    512 bytes * 16 heads * 63 sectors = 516,096 bytes/cylinder

    In the current alpha state you are much better off
    using IMG and ISO files, than real actual devices...