I have read the Large Disk How To. Why does it advise caution when
sharing a large disk with DOS? I have an IBM 13.5G HD instaled in an
Abit BP6 based computer, IDE1. The BP6 BIOS is is set for LBA mode
and shows 1650 Cylinders, 255 heads, 63 sectors. I have managed to
patition it with a modest DOS 6.22 patition, Fat 32 (empty Win98),
and Linux primary partitions, and an extended partition with a linux
swap partition. I have Dos and Win 3.1 installed, but I have used it.
I have Mandrake 6.0 installed in the Linux partition. I have an old
small drive on IDE0 with DOS 6.22 and Win3.1, and LILO. I currently
boot into DOS on the old drive or Linux on the large drive. I want to
run DOS and use a generous amount of fat 16 file archive space on the
large drive. I understand that DOS cannot access more than about 8.4G
of the drive, but is it safe to use DOS within that limit and share
the drive with Linux? I plan to move the drive to IDE2, the HPT
controller, as soon as a new distribution is available with Linux 2.4.