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Old 27 April 2006, 17:42   #8
thomas
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Damn ! I didn't know that HDToolbox throws away all partitions, even if you choose to edit the existing geometry.

Well then, run the new HDToolbox, click on your drive and choose "save mountfile" from the menu. Save it to your HDD and perhaps also to a floppy disk in order to have a backup.

Then load it into your favourite text editor. At the top of the file you find the characteristics of the drive. One line should read Cylinders = 16383 and another one should read MinCyl = 2; MaxCyl = 16382.

Change Cylinders to 77622 and MaxCyl to 77621, then save it.

Now run HDToolbox again, click on your drive and choose "load mountfile" from the menu. Choose the edited mountfile. Now the existing partitions should still be there, but a lot of free space should have appeared at the end of the drive.

If the computer does not boot after the change, run HDToolbox from your emergency floppy and load the backup mountfile. This should restore the old settings.
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