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FAT partition beyond 1024 cylinders

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I have a Boot Manager setup with Win95 on C: and OS/2 on D:, each partition about 250 megs. FDISk will not allow me to format partition E: as FAT, only as HPFS.  How can I format the remaining 1 GIG of my 1.6 GIG drive as FAT?
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by:smeebud
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You need to use the OS/2 fdisk on E. Or get Partition magic.
Are you running 4.00.950 or OSR2?
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by:mikecoan
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The answer is incorrect, but probably because I gave insufficient information in the question.  I was able to solve the problem.  The problem is that the BIOS was using CHS normal mode instead of LBA mode on the hard disk.  If there are more than 1024 cylinders, then a translation utility (like the LBA in the BIOS) is needed so that the hard disk appears to be lesss than 1024 cylinders.

I solved the problem by going to setup and choosing LBA.  This made the hard disk appear to have 725 cylinders instead of over 3,000.  I was then able to format tthe partition as FAT.  Of course, choosing LBA destroyed all the data on the entire drive, so I had to do a fresh install of both WIN95 and OS/2
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Good man mikecoan,
 If you'll kindy just give the token points, that will get this off the "active list". Unless you want others input?
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