Hi, I'm new to the world of Linux -- or, rather, I'd like to be.
I'm trying to install, but Mandrake isn't recognizing all of my hard drive
space. It only sees just shy of 2GB instead of the entire 8. I wonder if
this is a bios issue (they're so old there's no option to boot from CD) or
if there are utilities that will help me to get around this? I have tried
everything I could think of, which albeit probably isn't much. I've looked
online, I'm out of ideas and would really appreciate some help or even a
nudge in the right direction. Here's what I've done so far:
I tried to upgrade my bios, but apparently they are some Tiawanese beta
version and there's no info to be found.
I went to the Maxtor site (it's a Maxtor hd) and got something that will
help me partition it, but it will only see more than 2 gb if I choose FAT32.
When I choose FAT32 the Mandrake install it has a problem reading that. It
reads the FAT16 2GB just fine though -- figures. I've tried using that
partition utility every which way to no avail.
I thought I would try an end run and initially install muLinux since I
read that that will use UMSDOS and I could have it recognize my existing
Maxtor partition, but the img is too large (by 40kb argh) to fit on a floppy
so I can transfer it from this computer to the one I'm trying to install
There will be nothing else on this system but Linux, but I would still
like a bit more than 2 gb of space. Is there something out there that can
help or do I need to get a new mb or am I just stuck? Or am I just missing
something really obvious?
Thanks for any and all ideas