Re: 20GB on an old P75
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On Sunday 29 Dec 2002 7:29 pm, Mat wrote:
> I would install Linux on a 20GB HD, which will be installed on an old P75
> system. While the BIOS cannot recognize more than 8GB, under Linux I can
> see all the 7 partitions on it with fdisk, and can mount them.
> How is it possible?Perhaps the kernel bypasses BIOS?
I believe it does.
> Do you think I will see all the 20GB space, if I install Linux on it, or
> will I have a lot of problems? (it is a full windows system with a lot of
> data and I don't want to "try")
You just have to ensure that the boot image is at the front of the disk. That
may need some careful manipulations of partitions to achieve.
gnu parted is quite a good partition manipulation program if you need one. It
will manipulate FAT16/32 partions if needed (including shrinking them when
they have data on them).
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