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Re: Large HD problem(s) with older Laptop

On Mon, 2002-01-14 at 08:35, Glenn Becker wrote:
> Hi,
> Successfully replaced my 2.1G HD on a Toshiba Satellite Pro 470CDT with
> a 30G-er I won off eBay. Re-installed Win98 (ecch) and just for the hell
> of it, checked the drive size ... it seems to be only 8G.
> I've heard of older machines having a "large drive" problem, but was
> wondering what - if anything - could be done about it. I'm downloading
> an IBM app called Disk Manager 2000 that is supposed to do something
> about this, but it may do the trick only for the Windows end of things
> ... ?
> NB I upgraded the machine's BIOS before doing any of this stuff.
> Any advice would be much appreciated!

I installed Disk Manager on an old laptop I put a 20G drive into and it
worked fine.  I had that one dual-booting Win98 and Linux - it worked
fine, but you have to be sure you don't boot from a floppy or CD without
doing it through Disk Manager.

If you can get away without using Windows Linux can support the large
drive natively, and this can be a better idea.

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