120GB and Fdisk


L

liaM

Any idea how I partition and format a 120GB hard disk drive
for use in Windows 98 ???

Seems fdisk maxes at 50GB for one each principal and extended
partitions, leaving 20GB unusable ..


Thanks for your help,
liaM
 
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John E. Carty

The older versions of FDISK do not properly report drive/partition sizes
greater than 64GB, though can still be used if you're using the entire drive
as one partition or use percentages instead of MB's when partitioning the
drive. The newer version of FDISK, as with a Windows ME boot disk, will
properly report the larger drive/partiton sizes. You can get one at:
www.bootdisk.com
 
M

mcheu

Any idea how I partition and format a 120GB hard disk drive
for use in Windows 98 ???

Seems fdisk maxes at 50GB for one each principal and extended
partitions, leaving 20GB unusable ..


Thanks for your help,
liaM
There's a better version of DOS FDISK than the Microsoft one. This is
the one that's meant to be used with FreeDOS.

http://www.23cc.com/free-fdisk/

You should have no problem creating a larger partition with it.
 
L

liaM

There's a better version of DOS FDISK than the Microsoft one. This is
the one that's meant to be used with FreeDOS.

http://www.23cc.com/free-fdisk/


Th&nks, Mcheu. I checked free-fdisk and freedos.. thanks for the lead.
As it turns out, I'd greatly welcome a more maniable dos to run under
windows, ie, with which I'd have fewer problems using peripherals.
Does FreeDos fit the bill ??

Equally, I'd be happy to have a dos with drivers for USB flash memory
"drives".. I'd be great for laptop use, running with the hard disk
switched out, off flash, thereby making the battery last longer .



liaM
 
L

liaM

"John E. Carty" a écrit :
The older versions of FDISK do not properly report drive/partition sizes
greater than 64GB, though can still be used if you're using the entire drive
as one partition or use percentages instead of MB's when partitioning the
drive. The newer version of FDISK, as with a Windows ME boot disk, will
properly report the larger drive/partiton sizes. You can get one at:
www.bootdisk.com
Aha !! So my copy of fdisk running off a ME quasi-dos-boot disk could
do the job !!? Except I still resent the moolah I spent buying ME.

I'd sue Microsoft if I could, having been lured by the
promise of an easy system restore, except the function's a fiction
and me.. ****ted :-(


Thanks anyway !
liaM
 
S

Shep©

Th&nks, Mcheu. I checked free-fdisk and freedos.. thanks for the lead.
As it turns out, I'd greatly welcome a more maniable dos to run under
windows, ie, with which I'd have fewer problems using peripherals.
Does FreeDos fit the bill ??

Equally, I'd be happy to have a dos with drivers for USB flash memory
"drives".. I'd be great for laptop use, running with the hard disk
switched out, off flash, thereby making the battery last longer .



liaM
This is a bootable CDR/W .ISO containing the updated WinME fdisk among
other things :)
http://www.geocities.com/sheppola/bootd.zip
readme included.
HTH :)



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L

liaM

Thanks Shep(c) ..

I've bookmarked your site. Looks like it tackles
the issues needing solutions with windows 98/ME
(when a user wants to keep his sanity...)

Meanwhile.. what do you think of Windows 2000 Pro ??

Is it worth upgrading to from Windows 9X (considering
that we finalyy know how to keep it greased and working OK
more or less..) ?

Can it run the gamut of older software, such as MS DOS
programs, older versions of photoshop, pagemaker, acrobat,
music typesetting software, etc. etc. ?

Just thought I'd ask a specialist ..
liaM
 
G

George

Any idea how I partition and format a 120GB hard disk drive
for use in Windows 98 ???

Seems fdisk maxes at 50GB for one each principal and extended
partitions, leaving 20GB unusable ..


Thanks for your help,
liaM
Hi Liam
see
http://www.bootdisk.com/
All you need should be on there including large drive fdisk
 
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S

Shep©

Thanks Shep(c) ..

I've bookmarked your site. Looks like it tackles
the issues needing solutions with windows 98/ME
(when a user wants to keep his sanity...)

Meanwhile.. what do you think of Windows 2000 Pro ??
Can't comment.Only used Win9X/ME and XP.
Is it worth upgrading to from Windows 9X (considering
that we finalyy know how to keep it greased and working OK
more or less..) ?
Not until there's something you can't do in Win9X e.g hardware and or
software.
Can it run the gamut of older software, such as MS DOS
programs, older versions of photoshop, pagemaker, acrobat,
music typesetting software, etc. etc. ?
Ask on a win2k group as they will know all the ins-and-outs :)



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Free Windows/PC help,
It's a G not a J in jmx to reply :)
http://www.geocities.com/sheppola/trouble.html
Free songs download,
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/8/nomessiahsmusic.htm
 

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