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SCO Unixware 2.1: IDE Disk >8GB?

Posted on 2011-09-06
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Hello,

I'm trying to virtualize an old Unixware 2.1 installation we have here under VMWare esxi. I've been able to successfully install UW21, but the no matter how big of a disk I provision for the installation, the disk partitioning dialog shows a disk with a bit less than 8GB. Is there a limit there? Any ideas?

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I would personally add more virtual disks that you can define for each mounpoint off the root like /usr /home /var /lib, etc - if each of these was 8GB I feel you would be futureproof.  Other than that you can mount a NFS filesystem for the /home directory if you needed extra-large sized filesystem.
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I actually need 40+ GB, so even with a max of 4 ide drives at 8GB, I wouldn't have made it. Network shares aren't going to be an option, either.

Fortunately, I managed to get the VMWare Buslogic SCSI controller working, so my immediate problem is solved. But I am still curious as to why IDE maxed out at 8GB. Any SCO gurus out there?
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Good suggestion, found other solution.
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