How do I get my 2GB to use 2 partitions
Posted on 1997-07-03
First the particulars. I am running Win95 on a DX4/100 with 32MB Ram. The primary master is a 1GB Quantum, the primary slave is a 2.1GB Quantum, secondary master is a 528MB Fujitsu, and the secondary slave is a Hitachi 4X. I have an SBPro 16 which is also providing support for my Mitsumi 2X. There are 2 floppy drives with a tape drive daisy-chained on the secondary port.
Now the problem. Up until recently, my primary slave was a 212MB Maxtor. I have since acquired the above 2.1GB Quantum from a friend and would like to make this my primary slave. I installed the drive, CMOS sees it, even Win95 sees it. However, Win95 will not let me use long filenames on this drive, and it reports that this drive is using MS-DOS compatability mode.
What I have tried. At first I had tried to have it set as one large partition, but now I want to have it set as two 1GB partitions. (When I had it set as one large one it was still using MS-DOS mode) I first ran FDISK from a DOS window, then from rebooting into DOS. Either way, it would only work in MS-DOS compatability mode. When I tried to partition it from rebooting to DOS, I came back to windows to find two extra 0MB partitions. I tried every combination I could think of in FDISK, including trying to set it up as two EXTENDED partitions. (I was desperate) I have also downloaded the DM program from Quantum's home page and tried to run this. This program gives me three choices, one 2GB partition, six 350MB partitions, or my choice. Naturally I chose the last, and when I had followed the instructions to setup two 1GB partitions, I came back to Windows with 3 extra drives which were in accessible.