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diff --git a/memdisk/memdisk.doc b/memdisk/memdisk.doc
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@@ -46,12 +46,16 @@ image should be partitioned for proper operation.
You can also specify the geometry manually with the following command
line options (currently untested):
- c=<number> Specify number of cylinders
- h=<number> Specify number of heads
- s=<number> Specify number of sectors
+ c=<number> Specify number of cylinders (max 1024[*])
+ h=<number> Specify number of heads (max 256[*])
+ s=<number> Specify number of sectors (max 63)
floppy The image is a floppy image
harddisk The image is a hard disk image
+
+[*] MS-DOS only allows max 255 heads, and only allows 255 cylinders
+ on floppy disks.
+
If you want to recompile it from sources, you will need to make sure that
you have a fairly recent binutils installed. I have been using the
binutils-2.11.90.0.8-9 RPM from RedHat.