How to format large drive beyond 8GB DOS limit?
Posted on 1999-01-08
I have just installed a 9.1 GB SCSI secondary drive, and am in the process of formatting it. On master drive, I have Win95 OSR2 in one primary partition, NT4 in another. Win95 reports drive capacity at 8GB. So does Partition Magic v3 - PM4 I'm told will however read a larger drive. How to overcome this limit? I've looked for a new version of FDISK, but no such thing. Is it the BIOS? Current one is a couple of years old, there is a flash upgrade available. But if it's the BIOS, how come NT4 recognizes the drive correctly at 8,760 approx MB? What's NT4 got that Win95 and PM3 don't? - must be DOS base of win and pm that are to blame, but again, is there a remedy short of paying big bucks for Partition Magic upgrade? Thanks for any info and suggestions. MG.