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80 Gig Hard Drive and eCS?
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1. 80 Gig Hard Drive and eCS?
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My hard drive crashed/starting beeping and was very very slow. I bought a new hard drive. It is 80 gigabytes. I partitioned it into two; c: with 4 gig and d: with the rest. I was able to install eCS 1.1 onto c:. I tried to format d: with HPFS but it did not work. I tried it in the os/2 window but it was too big. I noticed that one of the options is jfs (the other two with /fs: is hpfs and fat). Would it be able format the larger partion using 'format d: /fs:jfs ? I will give it a try tonight but I thought I would get some opinion/recommendations today. Thanks for any help provided.
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Date: 24 Jan, 2005 on 16:04
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2. Re:80 Gig Hard Drive and eCS?
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Shouldn't be any problem; but the issue could be if the bios of the system can handle large disks; so check the documentation for the bios what the max size is.
Date: 24 Jan, 2005 on 16:10
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3. Re:80 Gig Hard Drive and eCS?
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It cannot work. A HPFS partition cannot be larger than 64G. Basic info about HPFS and JFS can be found at

http://www.os2.cz/article1.html

(Don't worry Even if the site is Czech, the article is in english.) Therefore, you need to format the big partition as JFS.

Date: 24 Jan, 2005 on 16:55
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Ops! hpfs, sorry for that statement! Running jfs on my side and take so for granted that one totally forgets what ones runs as fs on the disks.
Date: 24 Jan, 2005 on 17:32
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5. Re:80 Gig Hard Drive and eCS?
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Thanks for the information/recomendation. It is appreciated. I will try it tontight.

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Date: 24 Jan, 2005 on 17:35
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I tried to format the second larger partition using /fs:jfs but it required lvm. I subdivided it in half and was able to format them using hpfs. I was not sure of lvm so I took the easier/lazier way out.

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Date: 25 Jan, 2005 on 15:22
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