This is in SEAWOLF!
On a machine that previously had Wolverine installed (which means that it
changed the CHS info on the MBR to incorrect, but usable values), at
install time for SEAWOLF, I chose to use fdisk to correct the CHS info
(using expert mode). I correctly set the heads to 16, the sectors to 63,
but fdisk enforces a cylinder limit of 131071 -- even though the correct
number for my drive (Maxtor 80 Gig) is 158816. If I use fdisk to examine
the other 2 identical drives on the same box, it correctly reports their
geometry as 158816/16/63. As long as this is the behavior, I cannot
install any Microsoft OSs on the same drive (they can't handle the 255 head
remapping, I think). I do believe that the correct cylinder limit is 256k
- 1, not 128k - 1.
I've changed the limit to 1 million. I have no clue what it's actually supposed
to be, but it's not like the current one made any more sense than the new one :)