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Sfor


Posted December 19, 2010

Sfor

Member OS: XP agree x86Joined July 1, 2007
Posted December 19, 2010

Well. I"m making use of a 500GB SATA drive associated through PPATA come SATA adapter along with a 1TB drive connected through a PCI SATA SiI 3512 controller.

Intel chipsets v Intel applications Accelerator driver package do not use windows 98 ESDI_506.PDR. For this reason no other software patches are necesary to get around the 137MB limit..

The PCI SATA controllers do have actually their own drivers and are not influenced by ESDI_506.PDR 137GB limitation in general.


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rloew


Posted December 19, 2010

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Posted December 19, 2010

well, because MS-DOS interrupt chin usualy just offer 32bit logical sectors addressing ...

is it sufficient to have partitions that have less 보다 2^32 -1 sectors, where full sectors for the hard-drive actually surpassed that value?


No. The 32-Bit border is absolute, not Partition size related.

The Interrupt 13 Code should support 48 Bits and also the home windows Driver, and also the DOS and Windows Filesystems have to be patched also.


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rainyd


Posted December 19, 2010

rainyd

Member OS: 98SEJoined April 4, 2005
Posted December 19, 2010

Because there"s occassion, I desire to ask: what is safe (recommended) dimension of main partition and extended partition because that e.g. 1 TB journey (I"m thinking about such HDD)?


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dencorso


Posted December 20, 2010

dencorso

Supervisor OS: XP agree x86 DonorJoined April 7, 2007
Posted December 20, 2010

If you desire every application to work, partition the in one primary and 3 reasonable partitions within one prolonged partition. Every partition will be around 250 GB. If friend don"t mind being unable to usage defrag and also scandskw (nor norton mechanism works alternatives), because that instance, because you deserve to do the in XP, then you may use simply 2 partitions, one primary and also one logical partition within one expanded partition. Every partition will certainly be simply under 500 GB. I carry out prefer using an ext partitions smaller than 320 GB for all my addressed disks, however use partitons of about 500 GB because that the removable ones. DOS and also Win 9x/ME will certainly cope well through either, the difficulty are the maintain apps, not the OS.


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rainyd


Posted December 20, 2010

rainyd

Member OS: 98SEJoined April 4, 2005
Posted December 20, 2010

Thank friend for answer - ns think, i would like the first variant.

Btw, one much more thing: the dimension of main partition could more than 127 GB or have to be past (to protect against potential problems)?


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dencorso


Posted December 21, 2010

dencorso

Supervisor OS: XP pro x86 DonorJoined April 7, 2007
Posted December 21, 2010

The size of the primary partition have the right to be 250 GB or more, up to about 320 GB.

As i said, the trouble with partition size is pertained to apps, no the OS.

Now, because that a 1 TB drive, over there is one more, much much more serious problem, which is *not* concerned partition sizes, yet to the dimension of the totality disk, no matter just how you partition it: 48-bit LBA support!

So, now:

1) If your device has BIOS support for 48-bit LBA, DOS need to be fine.

2) For win 9x/ME, if the disc is PATA (aka IDE) you require either LLXX"s or RLoew"s ESDI_506.PDR patch, unless your chipset is Intel, because that which the Intel applications Accelerator it s okay you covered.

3) For victory 9x/ME, if the decaying is SATA you require either VIA RAID driver, if your machine has a VIA chipset, or the manufacturer"s driver, for the rare various other chipsets that assistance SATA on success 9x/ME

4) Else, for success 9x/ME, you need RLoew"s SATA patch, because that SATA.

5) because that USB in win 9x/ME you"ll need NUSB33 plus MDGx"s USB20DRV and some tweaking in addition.

That"s about it.

To verify whether you do have BIOS 48-bit LBA support, the finest test, when the HDD is already hooked come the motherboard, is a little DOS program provided by RLoew because that free, inside the demo variation of his ESDI_506.PDR patch.

More details have the right to be discovered in mine > 137 GB thread, connected from the right part of mine signature.

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