Can't get full capacity of my disk!
I just buy a new hard drive (Maxtor 6.4G). I want to dedicate this
new Maxtor drive to linux. So I leave my old hard drive as a "master" on the
first IDE bus (the old drive has DOS/win95), and set my new Maxtor drive
as a "master" also on the second IDE bus.
OK, here is the problem.
On my first attempt to install "hamm" (CD), I partition my new Maxtor
drive using the Maxtor software included. The Maxtor software split the
new drive into 4 partitions labeled as "D", "E", "F", "G", each partition
with a MAXIMUN OF ONLY 2.0 G. Someone told me that the reason for this is
the limitation of DOS/win95 FAT16, so I am OK with and start to install "hamm".
-First, I ran boot.bat from DOS and it loads the kernel and all that
-Second, I switch to the color screen.
-Third, I configurate the keyboard to English.
-Then, the next is partitioning my hard drive, I pick "hdc" because
my new Maxtor drive is a "master" on the second IDE bus. I then
press RETURN and I get this error message:
"FATAL ERROR, bad first primary partition"
Ok, so I reset my computer and start a second attempt to install.
I now delete all 4 partition on my new Maxtor hard drive using "fdisk"
from DOS. (So now I assume that I have one big free space of 6.4 G, I think)
Install "hamm" again.
-Get to the partitioning the hard drive part and pick "hdc" like
before. But this time I didn't get the error, YESSS! So now I am
in the "cfdisk" program and I notice another problem:
I can't use full capacity of my disk.
It only give a MAXIMUN of only 2014 MB(2G) to split my
linux partitions(I intend to have 4 linux partitions: swap,
/root, /usr, and /home).
I thoungt I have 6.4 G on my new Maxtor drive, how come I
can't see the full capacity?
sigh! ahhhhhhhh man! SUCKS!
If anyone knows the problem, PLEASE HELP.
Well, if you can't tell, I am a newbie