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How to overcome 8.4gb bios limit on a toshiba libretto 100ct?

I have a toshiba libretto 100ct and I have a 80gb toshiba hard drive that I want to install on to it. What do you think I should do? I have herd of drive overlay programs but I do not know how to use them. Also could I partition it in to 10 8gb partitions. If possible How would I do this? What is recomended? Regards, biltho

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    hey guys, i would really like help on a related problem... I want to install linux (a small distribution) on my toshiba 100ct, it has a 1.9 GB hard drive, no usb ports, only pcmcia ports, and usb pcmcia adapters don't work with it... so I can only transfer files via a compact flash (cf) card attached to a pcmica adapter, but even if I get the linux distribution on there I can`t boot form the cf card, I was hoping someone could help



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I have a solution, its sort of BIOS fix.
I've found it on the net a while ago, but can't find the URL now.
I can email you the procedure and all relevant files and info.
I've did it for 20G HD, so I assume no reason why it shouldn’t work
for larger one as well.
Post you email if interested.


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By taking out the HDD and format FAT32 by using external usb on other pc. Don't forget to copy WIN9X CD into the HDD. Put it back on the laptop and boot from floppy. Run windows installation.

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That is not a solution. The BIOS doesn't gauge the size of the disk by the partitioning, it's from the cylinders, heads and sectors.

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Ok get a program called Partition Magic, I have found you a Tutorial here: Basically, you divide the 8.5GB into smaller sizes, NO MORE than 4GB, so say 2x3GB, & 1x2.5GB, or whatever suits.. then ya Format each Partition, Make ONE an Active Boot Partition, the rest logical ones. Your actual Size of the drives will be less than the Total due to Formatting information etc. Read the tutorial carefully B4 ya do anything. Ya be using the bigger storage in no time...

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