Comment 2 for bug 270151

Peter Klotz (peter-klotz) wrote :

I intended to install Ubuntu 8.10 on my notebook.

The installation cannot proceed if the LiveCD honors the HPA because parted (called by the installer) sees partitions that extend beyond the end of the device. These partition were created under 8.04.

So I tried using "break=modules" on the kernel command line but the system hangs before the shell to load the libata driver with option ignore_hpa=1 opens.

My experiments with HDAT2 failed earlier since my BIOS seems to reinstate the HPA on reboot.

Your hint of using a modprobe file only works in an already installed system, right?