Warp4 won't format Large Partition - after Installing idedasd.exe drivers
Posted on 2002-07-25
I'm not new to computers, but I am new to OS2. We have a voice mail system that runs on an OS2 Warp4 based computer. The Hardware needs upgrading and I have run into problems. I am installing to a 20GB hard drive (the smallest I could new one I could find). I finally got OS2 to load (had to do it on a 504mb partition). Even though I had loaded the updated drivers from the idedasd.exe file. But I still cannot get the extended partition to format. Fdisk will partition it but format says that it is too big or the starting cylinder is > 1024. Fdisk gives very few options on the partition.
From my reading, this problem is supposed to be solved with the driver update above. I have not installed any FixPacks as I am not really sure what exactly to install. I have seen (in tech documents) references to files named `fp35' or `fp9' but I cannot seem to locate these file names on the IBM site. I have downloaded some named `cs_142' and `cs_144' but they seem to be some kind of installation programs and not FixPacks. I am warry of installing something when I don't know what it is. The computer now has just finished the OS load & config and the GUI is running. C: drive is 504mb and is where the system is installed. D: Drive is partitioned to 19gb and some change but cannot be formatted.
Any Ideas? Thanks,