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Re: [S.u.S.E. Linux] Very new...
- From: news-reply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Richard Sobey)
- Date: 12 Mar 1998 20:54:20 +0100
- Message-id: <6e9ehc$cmr$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, 11 Mar 1998 20:41:31 -0500, you wrote:
>Richard Sobey wrote:
>> And my last question - will there be any problem with my HD. It's a
>> Maxtor Diamond Max 5Gb (just bought it a few days ago) and I'm having
>> to use the EZ-BIOS that comes with it, since my BIOS doesn't support
>> disks > 2Gb. Do you think it'll be okay?
>I went thru the same bs. First of all , you should get rid of
>EZ-BIOS and then proceed from there. EZ-BIOS must go!!!
>Linux won't work at all with ez-bios.
>That 5 gig drive is going to be a problem for
>win95 running the fat file system. You will have
>to work around win95 as a stone around your neck. :-)
Do you mean the fact that FAT isn't efficient with cluster sizes? If
so, I'm not bothered about that. Win95 will be for games only, and
efficiency isn't the prime concern! FAT32 would have been nice, but I
need to see it under NT as well.
<snip partitioning suggestions>
Could I just get a copy of Partition Magic, for instance, and divide
up that 1Gb partition into 2 (1x 950 and 1 x 50)? Oh, forgot - I have
to disable EZ-BIOS. But - the bit of paper that came with the HD said
that disabling the EZ-BIOS would render the disk unbootable. True?
>With all those different os'es, you should probably look into
>System Commander, although lilo can always be made to work.
I'll have a look.. although I'd prefer not to have to buy a
third-party solution. (Partition Magic would be the exception).
>I must have rebuilt my drives 100 times when I started messing around
>with multiple operating systems.
>NT and Linux don't need ez-bios to see the whole 5 gig.
Well, since the BIOS won't support partitions > 2Gb anyway, that's not
>Good luck, and you will learn to curse the fat filesystem.
I already am :-)
Thanks for the suggestions - keep 'em coming!
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