I’ve got an old P1-200 running Win98 sitting around that I wanted to upgrade with a stronger/larger hard-drive, so I went out and bought and 80G drive. However, the old machine can not detect the large drive and doesn’t get past the bios part of the startup sequence. (At least, I’m pretty sure that’s the bios part.)
I’ve heard that if I partition the drive into smaller pieces then the bios will be able to detect the drive and all will be well. Unfortunately, I’m not exactly sure how to do that, although I do have ‘some’ experience running a partition program called: Gnome Partition Editor
I’ve been told that if I halve the drive into two partitions of about 40G each then it will run.
My queries in summary are as follows:
1) Can the P1 running Win98SE run the larger hard-drive after it’s been partitioned?
2) How do I partition it, preferably using Gnome Partition Editor
3) Is there anything else I should know?