IDE Controller doesn't recognize full size of hard drive
Posted on 2006-11-01
I have an older pc with an Socket A AMD chip and a Gigabyte GA-ZX7 motherboard. I installed a 200 gig Maxtor IDE drive and the Bios, of course, didn't recognize it. I flashed the bios with the most current version, which was 10/2002. It was supposed to recognize drives over 137 gig. Now the pc doesn't see the drive at all. I bought a cheap ide controller card and installed it. It only recognizes 32 gig of the drive. I'm trying to install Linux on the pc. The Maxtor software is only effective if I'm installing some version of Windows. The ide controller card only came with a cd about 2.5 inches in diameter, which is so small, it falls through all of my cd players. What do I need to do to make the pc recognize the whole drive?
Thanks in advance.