Goldie, I don't understand one thing.....
Your OS is supposed to communicate with BIOS for any device queries.
So if your BIOS itself is not reporting beyond 8GB, how can any OS
detect more than that??
( Correct me if I'm wrong........ )
Maybe, the best solution could be to upgrade the BIOS or change the
motherboard / BIOS chip.
By this, you'll get rid of any more problems to come.
The new BIOS chips cost about 500 - 800 bucks, I'm not sure just check
it out with a h/w vendor.
The other solution could be :
Install Windows on a smaller partition, then use the other space for
Then create the other logical drives that you want.
The 1024 Cyl. problem is easy to solve.
Just use LBA32 extensions of new LILO.
For more details, check out the partition primer help that comes with
the Ranish Partition Manager.
On a clear disk you can seek forever.
-- P. Denning
----- Original Message -----
From: Goldwyn Rodrigues <goldwyn_r(a)softhome.net>
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2002 3:58 AM
Subject: [ILUG-BOM] Problem the older BIOS
I have a friend who has a P-2000 MMX with an old BIOS. the BIOS
8GB HDD and is not re-programmable. We made an 8000MB
installed Winduhs. And started installing Linux and the installation
detected the whole 40 GB HDD. We continued installation by trying ot
root partition of 2.5 GB, din't allow at all
because of 1024 prob. of
So made a 20MB /boot and the rest of the partitions to
fine(even beyond 8GB), but windows is jacked. The blue
move ahead when we boot in winduhs saying
"Warning: Logical drives
Formatted the partition /dev/hda1 using mkdosfs but on reboot all it
is junk, as in does'nt give c:> prompt, but
some junk charachters.
boot using floppy also does'nt help as it accesses
the HDD and hangs.
Any idea how we can make both winduhs and Linux work on such a box.
pointers/help wud be greatful. I have heard of guys in
made such a system work for both OS. (without changing
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