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At the moment, I've got an old computer with Windows 98 SE installed. Because I upgraded my hard disk, I needed to install a dynamic drive overlay. But now I want to install Linux (I don't know yet if I'll install Mandriva One, Ubuntu or Kubuntu). I've got a Maxtor hd (40 GB). And all the partition tools in Linux recognize my hard drive with the following partitions:

1. EZ-Drive or Unknown (8 GB or something like that)
2. Free (30 GB)

I think this is because the dynamic drive overlay. But if I don't install a ddo, my computer hangs while booting because the BIOS doesn't support hard drives larger than 8 GB.

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why dont you back up your data, and start over? do you want to keep your winblows data?

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why dont you back up your data, and start over? do you want to keep your winblows data?

I already formatted the whole hard drive. It's my bios that doesn't support a large hard drive.

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(I don't know yet if I'll install Mandriva One, Ubuntu or Kubuntu)

I've chosen Kubuntu.

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have you looked into upgrading your BIOS?

Price: $30

I want a free solution (as far as possible).

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it's $30 for the bios upgrade? What is the bios maker and version that you are using?

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Award 4.51 PG (www.award-bios.com)

ps: I'm online on msn at the moment


EDIT: Keep it on site. -'Stein

This mod deleted my address, and I typed something wrong: I've got Award Modular 4.6 PG, not Award Modular 4.51 PG.

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