Problems loading a system from scratch.
Posted on 1998-09-16
I have a problem with fdisk.
First, here are the basics:
-Tyan Tsunami 1846S Motherboard
-Pentium II 333MHz processor
-Maxtor 8 gig DMA HDD
-Diamond Viper V330 graphic card
-Diamond Monster 3D II add-on 3D card
-128MB RAM w/SPD
-Creative Labs DVD drive and decoder card
-Creative Labs Soundblaster AWE 64 Gold card
-Iomega internal Zip drive
I have the HDD as the Primary master device, the Zip as the Primary slave device, and the DVD as the Secondary master. For one reason or another, it won't let me fdisk.
I first boot to MS-DOS when the disk is blank and then exit out to a prompt before loading. I type 'fdisk', and the screen clears and an a: is given right back to me.
Another big problem that I'm having is that I load Win95(version B), ( even though I want a bigger partition than the standard two gig), and it doesn't recognize my hard disks. In the Hard disk controllers area, it says my PCI IDE controller is working fine, but my Primary and Secondary controllers are exclaimated! It also says after the two foul controllers-single fifo. Should those be dual? Anyway, that's my big problem and I'll be very surprised and excited if anyone can give me the right answer.