What's best to do?? classically speaking

From: Richard Erlacher <edick_at_idcomm.com>
Date: Fri Jun 22 09:23:24 2001

Yes, Compaq was the source of v3.31. That was, as you point out, an early
"large"-disk-volume-capable version. I swiped a version from one of the
Compaq's with which I had frequent contact, and happily used it with ESDI drives
for years.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeff Hellige" <jhellige_at_earthlink.net>
To: <classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2001 7:42 PM
Subject: Re: What's best to do?? classically speaking

> >On Thu, 21 Jun 2001, joe wrote:> One of the nice
> >> things about the P IIIs is that they have a very extensive drive table in
> >> the BIOS so you can install a LOT bigger hard drive.
> >
> >If you are running DOS 3.3[0], then you can't easily exceed 32M per drive
> >letter. If you are running 3.31 or above, then you can go up to 500M.
> There were some OEM versions of 3.3 that allowed greater than
> 32meg per partition, notably Zenith's 3.3+. Is the 3.31 with 500meg
> partitons a Compaq-specific item? With the exception of Zenith, I
> thought the 32meg partition barrier wasn't broken until DOS 4? Not
> that I'd ever recomend the use of PC-DOS 4 to anyone.....buggy as all
> heck....
> Jeff
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