>: I have a large Conner disk (model CFA 1275, 1.278GB) on my DOS box. I
>: would like to install Linux on two unused partitions. I currently use
>: OnTrack's Disk Manager to allow the BIOS and DOS to allow access to the
>: entire disk.
>This question is answered more than once each day.
>Throw off DM and confine DOS to 504MB, or upgrade to Linux 1.3.14
I don't see it answered more than once each day, at least not
effectively. I have the same situation, have read every post and
response for the last couple of days and still don't know what will
effectively work for me.
Upgrading to Linux 1.3.14 is not going to help someone who is trying
to do a fresh install on such a large disk, since the installation
kernels are all 1.2.xx. No one has yet said exactly what 1.3.14
offers, which makes it difficult to evaluate whether that path is
going to work.
Will fdisk properly partition my drive (claiming to have 32 heads)?
Do I still need to use the boot option of setting the hard disk
geometry or does 1.3.14 properly account for a drive that claims a
false geometry? Can 1.3.14 read a DOS partition that uses the Disk
Manager's proprietary format or do you need to migrate the drive to
standard BIOS format with version 7?
If I have an ancient machine (nearly 4 years old), will all this still
If there is documentation that covers all of this, please point me to
it as I'm not able to find anything helpful in the HowTo's.