> I just bought an 8.4 Gig Western Digital Harddisk to not be botheredby lack
> of diskspace. Fine, Good.
> Now I must, according to the website of WD, must use a utilility called
> EZ-drive to use the disk at it' s full capacity. I have very bad experience
> of the use of this util in and Linux. The website also tells me this is not
> possable. And now what?
> Problem to me seems that when I use the disk with LBA mode it 'gets' 1027
> cylinders. And a famous BIOS restriction is it can't 'see' diskapace beyond
> 1024 cilinders. Lilo also tells me this bytheway when I installed it to the
> new disk. (I use it already without EZ-drive, works but when I disable my
> old harddisk he system doesn't boot anymore...)
> Isn't there an other workaround for this? Can't I use 'normal' or 'Large
> istead of LBA an make up some other settings for Cylinders, heads and
> sectors so the drive will work. Seems to me that when I keep the amount of
> cylinders below 1024 things will get better? Or is it not as simple as that?
> Anyone can help me with this???
EZ drive is a virus! Why not use your Linux boot and root partitions (from the
bare.i and color.gz files in the bootdisks dir at any distribution site) to
boot up, then use Linux fdisk to create your native and swap partitions?
See the "large disk mini-howto" at
Or at MANY other Linux sites for that matter...