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Old 09-28-2022, 10:58 AM   #11
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Default Re: Gateway 80486-DX2/50 Revival

Originally Posted by Topcat View Post
If you want to make a bigger drive behave on this, you can use an overlay; like Ontrack Disk Manager; with DOS or NT it would be fine up to 2gb @ the point of the install. With NT4, you could go even bigger but the install partition can't be any larger than 2gb. Once installed, you can partition the rest from within the OS. I've used this on stuff as far back as 386's that pretty much had zilch for HDD support.
Disk managers are a no-go. Multiple bugs in the system BIOS that combine to impose a hard 528MB limit.
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