I was just about to install Linux yesterday, and about to partition my
C: drive with FIPS, when I found that I could not get the size of
partition that I needed - FIPS would consistently only give me free
space from Cluster 377 = approx. 289 Mb space. This is not enough for
me - I was planning on 320.
So, I went back into Win95 from the command prompt, and did a
lot of deleting, and have now got, according to Win95, 509Mb left on a
1Gb hard drive. FIPS, however, still refuses to go lower than cluster
So, I went even further and set my swapfile size to four Mb.
This was fine, until my machine decided to stop booting into Win95, and
yet even then FIPS would not give me any more space for my new
Is there some kind of limit I don't know about - I have read the
FIPS doc thoroughly, and haven't seen anything. So, what is going on.
Just in case someone needs this info, I have a Gateway P120, 8Mb RAM
(about to become 24Mb), 1Gb WD Caviar Hard Disk and no disk compression,
with Win95's VFat filing system, and only 1 DOS partition.)
Thanks for any info on how I can get a partition larger than 289 Mb.