From: Breathnach, Proinnsias (Dublin) (breatpro at domain exchange.ie.ml.com)
Date: Fri 18 May 2001 - 09:03:28 IST
<Warning, almost coherent answer below !>
As John pointed out, there are programs out there to do this ... I found
this problem a few times with old 486 boxen, the reason being that the BIOS
can only see a disk size of 1024/16/63 ...
While setting the BIOS to that allows it to boot the HD the OS drivers *may*
still have problems accessing the rest of the drive ... the reason (as we
know) that Linux sees the drive is that it bypasses the BIOS, as does W98 to
an extent. The problem is that while linux asks the disk its size, windows
asks the BIOS, meaning that if you want to get the drive to boot, you'll
need to lose 7/8 of the capicity ... unless you use one of the INT13h hacks
as mentioned below....
> -----Original Message-----
> kevin lyda wrote:
> > the quick question is, how can i get a compaq deskpro (pentium 75 or
> > so) to recognise a disk (8374c, 16h, 63s)? i can see it in linux, but
> > not in windows. also, anyone know where to mount a second disk in a
> > deskpro case?
> Sounds like the BIOS does not have that HD size as one of its choices.
> You normally would have to use the 'User' specified HD option and enter
> the specs but even sometimes that does not work. There was a dos program
> "anydrive" that used to allow the MBR on such a HD to be written so that
> it made the HD look like one of the options in the BIOS. The prog was
> shareware or freeware and should be floating about still on some sites.
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