:>This is my predicement. I have an 850 meg Conner EIDE drive. The
:>computer which Linux is to be installed is a 386dx25 with 8 megs of ram.
:>So... I have a few questions..
:>1. Is it possible to use DOS/Windows with Linux (using LILO) I figure not
:> since I need a overlay driver for my HD and LILO will overwrite that...?
:I would have to say no - I have the same problem. That pesky little driver
:seem to survive LILO or LODLIN.
:If anyone provides you the answer to this one, please post it (or let me
:now, the only way I can get Linux to look at my msdos files is by copying them
:a floppy, switching operating systems, then looking at the floppy.
:say the least.
I had the same problem with my 850meg WD. Linux just didn't like the overlay.
After reading the newsgroups, I learned that setting the bios to LBA mode,
would change the geometry of the drive (leaving the space alone). Of course,
you must have a system bios that has this feature. Otherwise, I believe that
you will be stuck with a 540 meg partition (The maximum that DOS, and
appearantly, Linux can see with out problems). If there's another solution to
this, I'll be happy to hear it so that I can put larger drives on my older
system that doesn't support LBA.