> > Hi all,
> > I've looked in the forums and can't find this
> > answer, although I'm sure it's here somewhere...
> > I have a 15.3 gb drive and want to install Linux
> > on it. I would like to have a 4 gb root
> > partition and at least 3 other partitions. My
> > computer only recognizes up to 8.4gb. When I try
> > to install the overlay software (EZ Drive for
> > Western Digital), it asks me for the diskette of
> > my OS. What can I do?
> > Thanks!
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> > Before you buy.
> Ignore it.
> Try to install linux, it doesn't trust the BIOS anyway, so linux will
> detect the HDD size on it's own (and correctly)
I did just that. It worked fine. The system's BIOS didn't grok
drives bigger than 8.5 GB, while the smallest drive I could
buy at the local computer store was 10 GB. It auto-detected
the drive at 8.5 GB - important to DOS, irrelevant to Linux.
The usual gotchas apply: Windoze, if you install it, will insist
on being in the first partition on the first drive. LILO needs
to be accesible from BIOS - I cut a 2 GB partition for Windoze
(found the hard way that you must use a DOS-based version of
fdisk for this), put Linux in the rest (1 GB root, 128 MB
swap, the rest as /usr), installed LILO in the MBR, and every-
thing was well.
Laura Halliday VE7LDH "Que les nuages soient notre
Grid: CN89mg pied a terre..." - Hospital/Shafte
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Before you buy.