Joined: Dec. 2004
||Posted: Mar. 23 2008,17:28
|Quote (curaga @ Mar. 23 2008,11:12)|
|The bios restrictions don't apply to proper operating systems, ie Linux |
windoze up to 2000 SP3 is affected
The bios restriction basically means legacy OS's can't see more than that, and the bios can't boot farther than that. So you only need to create a small boot partition to the start, holding the grub files, then the 98 part wholly under the limit, and then the linux partition.
Also to not upset the 98, make grub hide the other two partitions, making 98 think it is alone, on the first partition.
Thanks a lot, Curaga!
Would this work?
Connect the big drive as slave on IDE1; or perhaps master or slave on IDE2.
Boot from the existing smaller HD on IDE1.
Make a 1Gb primary partition on the new big HD.
Make an extended partition on the new big HD, then logical partitions in that.
Format all the partitions I just created.
After booting Windows 98SE from the existing smaller HD, be aware to read or write under Windows to only the partitions
that are completely in the first 128 GB of the disk?