Re: The evil Dymanic Drive Overlay..
On 9 Nov 1998, W. Paul Mills wrote:
> Anthony Landreneau <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Greetings,
> > Have an old machine I am looking to load up with Debian, problem is the
> > original DOS drive had Ontrack's Dymanic Drive Overlay installed on it. I
> > do not have the original Ontrack disk. Tried re-partioning the disk with
> > Linux's fdisk, no luck, the evil overlay continues. Your thoughts on this
> > matter would be appriciated...
> I would try a couple of thing. Try a dos fdisk. Call Ontrack and ask
> for an upgrade. I did this a year or so ago for a client that had
> lost their original disk. Cost was about $25.00 (US) plus shipping.
> Try (800) 752-1333.
I'm not positive, but I believe the DOS command
might get rid if the overlay. This wipes the master boot record, which I
believe is where the overlay lays (or is it "lies"?). I think Linux can
use the drive just fine without the overlay.