bios doesn't like large hard drives

Sam theoneandonlysam at gmail.com
Tue Oct 17 20:02:26 BST 2006


Hey, thanks man, just one question: do I need to install another
primary hdd on my motherboard, I've got an extra hdd (7 GB) somewhere
on my attic.


Sam




2006/10/17, Hawkwind <hawkwind at gmail.com>:
> On 10/17/06, Samuel Debruyn <theoneandonlysam at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > I have a Maxtor DiamondMax 8 Plus (40 GB, IDE/ATA, 5200RPM). Because my
> > bios is too old for a hard drive bigger than 33 GB, I needed to use a
> > Dynamic Drive Overlay. This utility creates a virtual (=not real)
> partition
> > on your hd, with a size of 8 GB, formatted as EZ-Drive, during the booting
> > of the hd. When your OS is started, it shows the real partitions. My
> problem
> > is: this utility only works with Windows, when I tried to install Kubuntu,
> > Kubuntu was still showing the EZ-Drive. If I delete the ddo, my pc will
> hang
> > while the BIOS boots the hd. A solution to this problem?
> >
> > Sam
>
>
>
>  So buy yourself a Promise IDE controller card which goes into an PCI slot.
> I had this problem with a box that wouldn't take over 40GB and now it has 2
> 250GB drives in it.  The PC is about 6 - 7 years old now.
>
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>
> Cliff Wade (Hawkwind)
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