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I have a P166MMX with 32Mb an a Quantum Sirocco1700A Harddrive. Now I want to install a Quantum Fireball ST 3.2A as a Primary Slave and use all 3.2Gb as one unit. The problem is that Fdisk only makes it 2048Mb and the rest can't be used, or it wants to make two parts of the harddrive. My Siroco1700a uses all space in one part. What's wrong???
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DOS (Win95) partitioning only supports partitions up to 2GB.  If you have a drive larger than 2GB it must be partitioned into smaller pieces.

There are some ways to work around this.

If you are using Win95 OSR2, you can install support for large drives, often referred to as FAT32. If you do not have OSR2 (only available on new systems) then you may need to resort to a third party utility to extend this limit.

I personally do not recommend using partition extenders, due to incompatiblities or problems that may arise or conflict with other disk utlities.
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