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setting up a 2 gig plus hard drive

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how can i set up a hard drive over two gigs (seeing that is all fdisk recognizes). can i do that with win95 0r win95 upgrade?
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If you have Win95 OSR2, you can set up over 2G. But if you have DOS or Win95, then you have to divide your hard drive into smaller partitions of 2.1G or less.
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I am setting up from no partitions and no format. WHAT is the procedure.
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You have to boot from a floppy with FDISK on it. Then execute FDISK. Here, depending on your operating system:

I. Win95 OSR 2
     It will ask whether you want to enable Fat32, answer Yes. Then choose 1 to create a primary partition. Answer Yes to create one partition only.

II. Non-OSR2
     Choose 1 to create a primary partition. Answer No to create a less-than-2G partition. (You have to). Then type in a size (2048 ok). Then you choose 2 to make your first partition active. Then choose 3 to make all of your remaining disk space into extended/logical partition.

After I or II, reboot from the floppy and you can format your hard drive. (in case of II, you have to format d: also.
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