Hard Drive Recognition

I am trying to install Linux-Mandrake 6.5 on a 486dx2/66. I have a maxtor ide hard drive that the setup program refuses to recognize. When I installed the hard drive I had to use Max-Blast EZ-Bios software because of a bios limitation. Is this the source of my problem?
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Yes, Linux will not run properly with EZ-Drive, MAXBLAST in place.

Linux doesnt care much about BIOS, try wiping the drive clean, and then rerun setup.

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AFAIK, Mandrake ist optimized for Pentium-class or better CPUs, so installing Mandrake on i486 is *not* a good idea. There's said to be a special non-optimized version of Mandrake in their CD-Pack, but I have only seen optimized Mandrakes so far. If you have that special version, go on,
but beware if not!
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