Posted 25 July 2008 - 09:32 AM
Currently I have setup the drive with one primary FAT32 partition of 1GB and one extended partition with logical in it of 499GB. The system can boot MS-DOS from the first drive. This is the dos version which is delivered together with Windows 98 SE.
After booting I can do anything one the boot partition list directory contends, copy files.
When I change to the big partion and perform a listing of the drive with dir. The system gives a directory (corrupt) directory listing and hangs it self.
Does Dos of Windows 98 se support 500GB FAT32 partitions?
I would like to use fat32 in stead of ntfs, to prevent loading ntfs4dos device drivers.
Posted 25 July 2008 - 09:48 AM
You need to browse/search on msfn.org, there are a number of related threads:
and some fixes, both for "plain" DOS and for Windows 9x/Me.
However, multipartitioning the drive is advised nonetheless.
I'm moving this to the Windows 9x section.
Posted 25 July 2008 - 12:46 PM
Thank you for the information. I've done some quick research on the pages that you gave. It seems that it is not possible to have large disk support under MS-DOS.
Do you know why I can access a large NTFS partition from DOS. Is there some kind of a file system driver, which makes large disk supported under DOS?
Does Freedos support large partitions of 500GB or more? I booted from the Freedos live cd, but I was not able to change to the drive with the large partition on it. At that time there was only one partition of 500GB.
Posted 25 July 2008 - 02:08 PM
You NEED anyway to update IO.SYS, FDISK and SCANDISK, do read this thread:
And this page:
Try reading about xdma and udma:
(abandoned AND deleted by the Author, after a quarrel with some of the FreeDos guys):
Your mileage may vary, of course .
Moving this again (to DOS section).
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