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Installing Netware 3.12 on a 4.3Gb IDE drive

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I am having serious difficulties getting the Netware Installation Utility to recognise the correct amount of 'free' space on my drive. I get to the stage where the installation program asks me whether I want to create a DOS partition and it displays the space available on the drive as 6.4Mb or 10.1Mb etc.

The IDE drive is a Quantum Fireball SE 4.3Gb unit configured as master and solely connected to the primary IDE channel. The BIOS is by Award v4.51PGM (1997) and I have tried changing the set-up for the drive to LBA mode, CHS mode and LARGE mode to no avail. I have not used FDISK to create any partitions on the drive.

Any ideas ?

Rgds,

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Does your CMOS BIOS recognize the correct size?  If yes, then proceed with making a DOS partion with FDISK.  If no, then the BIOS needs to be upgraded to recognize that drive properly.  This happened to me with a server that had a Maxtor 11GB EIDE hard drive.
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Your problem resides in de driver file. Even an updated version of IDE.DSK won't work.
You can read more about your problem on
http://developer.novell.com/yes/d2516.htm
I suppose the Quatum harddisks are to be treated a little differently.....
Try this page to get your (machine-dependent) drivers:
http://developer.novell.com/devres/sas/driver/ddrivers.htm
Good luck!
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