A friend of mine received an IBM 300PL PC as a gift. Unfortunately it was not bootable and has no software with it. I have several questions!
1. I booted from a floppy and ran FDISK. The existing partions were not usable so I blew them away and created a primary DOS partition. I was asked whether to make the DOS partition as big as possible and I said yes. The partition assigned was only about 1GB in size, leaving about 5GB in the EXTDOS partition. When I try to assign logical drives in the EXTDOS partition, it tells me there is no available space left. Then, when I try to delete the EXTDOS logical partitions, it tells me there are none. If I try to start totally over by deleting the primary DOS partition, I am told that I can't delete the primary DOS partition becase there are partitions defined in the EXTDOS partition! Do I need to do a low level format on the harddrive? If so, with what and how? It is a MAXTOR harddisk.
2. I have a WIN95 upgrade CDROM but I, of course, I can't use it because I don't have the driver. It is a SONY device, model CDU701-F1, 32X. I have been searching for the specific driver but I can't seem to find it. What can I do now?
Any help is GREATLY appreciated.