40GB: MS-6156 VER1.0 BX7

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
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I looked at the information on this website regarding this board, But all the link's are pretty much dead ends now.

This is the info BIOS agent spat at me regarding the bios.
<v:type value="American Megatrends"/>
<v:identifier value="61-1214-001169-00111111-071595-440BX"/>
<v:eval value="A6156O1 V2.0 121498"/>
<v:signon value="1440B000"/>
<v:date value="19950715"/>
<v:biosvendor value="American Megatrends, Inc."/>
<v:biosversion value="0715"/>
<v:biosromsize value="262144"/>
<v:chipset value="Intel 440BX/ZX rev 3"/>
<v:superio value="Winbond 977TF rev 0 at port 03F0"/>

This is a machine manufactured by tiny, I read somewhere that the board is different, Don't know if thats true or not tho.
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that's an AMI bios, we can't patch those. it seems http://www.esupport.com has a custom upgrade under part number 6Z69KM4O for updated processor support, since they usually deliver award bioses, chances are it supports disks up to 128GB as well. I not usually recommend paid upgrades but here we have no other options apart from buying a seperate add-in harddisk controller with its own bios so you can boot from it. By then you could go for a SATA one as well since large SATA disks are cheaper these days.

Do not assume anything

System error, strike any user to continue...
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