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[Bug] Hard drive type size

Posted: Fri 15 Dec, 2017 7:56 am
by gen_angry
I set up a new 386 machine, used a new type 32 hard drive from the list (17 sector, 15 heads, 1024 cylinder = 127MB)

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Installed MS-DOS 5.00a using default options (auto format whole drive).

Typed DIR, saw there was more than 300mb free. Used FDISK, get this:

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Attached config.

Thanks :)

Re: [Bug] Hard drive type size

Posted: Fri 15 Dec, 2017 12:51 pm
by Greatpsycho
Did you select correct Hard Disk C: Type on BIOS Setup? You should set type 32 or type 47 with Cyl=1024, Head=15, WPCom=65535, LZone=1024, Sect=17 on BIOS Setup like below screenshots.
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Re: [Bug] Hard drive type size

Posted: Fri 15 Dec, 2017 5:06 pm
by gen_angry
I used type 47 and entered the details manually. But I will try type 32 in there and reformat.

edit: I deleted the disk file entirely, remade it, and now it shows correct size. Not sure what happened there. Probably user error :( I've been doing that a lot lately...

Sorry about that.

Re: [Bug] Hard drive type size

Posted: Fri 15 Dec, 2017 5:25 pm
by gen_angry
erm, when I tried to close the 386 machine - it crashed. Not sure if related.

attached event viewer export in zip file