75GB: 08/12/96-i430VX,UMC8669-2A59GL1CC-00

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
KachiWachi
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Maybe this BIOS needs the same treatment my DFI BIOS needed...using a sub-routine patch.

Perhaps a moderator can try adding that instead. (Note: BIOSMan is updating that to do 128GB...maybe he can give you the updated code...current code is up to 64GB.)
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does it say 128GB BETA when starting up?
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edwin, Yes!
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With 98 bootdisk fdisk says 8033MB´s..
Exactly what I've seen when testing the BETA i430FX/VX BIOSes. Many of them detected the drive correctly (80GB too after patching), but FDISK showed only 8.4GB. There's no INT13 extension support for HDDs in these BIOSes (or it is there but it does not work), which is needed over 8.4GB.
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What if i take the HDD to my other computer (P42.26GHZ ABIT BH7 bla bla..) And use Partition Magic 8??

Would it work? What do you think?
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You need int13 support for that partition to be seen properly. Only solution is overlay software (EZ-drive, MaxBlast etc) or an add-in controller.
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Ok! I will looka after an overlay software then.. Can you recommend me someone??

Or if i dont find 1 i like i have to buy a controller card, do you know if there is "low-profile"-controllers??

Do i have to install them, do they just work from start (plug 'n'play) ?

Thanks //Daniel
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harddisk manufacturer should have that

as for the controller card: usually it will run but to get the complete performance you need to load drivers. It will say so on the website.
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Hi folks,

After readed this topic, I ocasionally remembered one fact and wrote a topic cotaining it. It deal about Win2k installer and BIOS barries.
I do know that's not the question on this topic\thread, but as that also deal with the 8.4 GB BIOS barrier and it creation was some-based on this topic, I sugest all you to read that as the assunt of need to be analised.
The link for that is: http://www.wimsbios.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=16521

Backing to this topic content, I recently knew a bad new:
If you have a non-new system ATA33 max. IDE interface using Award 4.51 BIOS with UDMA mode setting bug and you bought a Maxtor brand HD, keep in mind that not all - and a number of - HDs does not have a proper program to setting the UDMA mode, as it should to have.
I was really impressed about that, but in my constatation - I would be happy if I got wrong about this (as my english usually gets, hehe) - only some models or series feature that, and theses seems to have a separate utility for each their.
It's very diferent from expected; for example, almost many (all?) Seagate IDE ATA66/100 HDs are configurable with the (same) Uata100 utility (a old existent utility version was Uata66; Uata100 do the job, so is uneeded use the old one), I wonder why not the same for Maxtor HDs, as the UDMA mode setting bug is problem that afect some (not few) systems.
Keep in mind that the 40 ways ATA33 cable usage trick can not help, as non-ATA66 mainboards don't have the ability to distinguish a 80\40 ways\pin ATA100 cable from a old 40 ways ATA33, so a ATA33 40 ways cable will do nothing to solve the insue.
BTW, the Seagate example was because I do knew some (and readed more) about their utility, just not a personal HD brand choose.

So, what I can say is: be careful when going to buy a Maxtor HD for a old system with ATA33 and Award 4.51 BIOS - check if the currently running BIOS do "feature" the insue and if the wanted model have a utility to configure the UDMA operation mode.
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I got LuckyStar LS-P54CE rev.G1 board. Someone threw it away with case, AMD K6-200 (not compatible with that board?!), 2x16MB SIMMs, 3Com EtherLink ISA card and TEAC CD-55A controller (but not corresponding CD-ROM drive ).
This site http://www.rom.by/bios/LS/ says that 5I-VX1 BIOS is compatible with i430VX LS-P54CE. It's not completely true - the PCI IRQ routing table must be modified. I've done that and also changed the ID string to match original P54CE BIOS and patched it to support HDDs up to 128GB - BIOS available at http://wims.rainbow-software.org.

I've also made a simple manual:

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LuckyStar LS-P54CE rev. G1 jumper settings
==========================================

If Q1 voltage regulator is not populated, the board is single-voltage ONLY.
It does NOT support dual(split)-voltage CPUs.
Only Pentium P54C (non-MMX), AMD K5, Cyrix 6x86 (non-L) and IDT Winchip
single-voltage CPUs are supported.

-----------------------------------
J8 pins 1,2,3,4: CPU multiplier

1-2     3-4     multiplier
closed  closed  2.5x
closed  open    3x
open    closed  2x
open    open    1.5x
-----------------------------------
J8 pins 5,6,7,8,9,10: FSB frequency

5-6     7-8     9-10     clock
closed  closed  open     50MHz
closed  open    open     66MHz
open    closed  open     60MHz
open    open    open     55MHz
open    open    closed   75MHz
-----------------------------------
JP2: IRQ12 for PS/2 mouse
open:   IRQ12 free (when PS/2 port is not used)
closed: IRQ12 reserved for PS/2 mouse (when PS/2 port is used)
-----------------------------------
JP6: Flash ROM VPP voltage
1-2: 5V
2-3: 12V
-----------------------------------
JP10: Clear CMOS
open:   normal
closed: clear (power must be turned OFF!)

To clear CMOS, turn power OFF. Then close jumper JP10 for a couple of
seconds and open it again. Then turn power back ON.
-----------------------------------
CN2: PS/2 mouse connector
1: Mouse CLOCK  
2: Mouse DATA
3: N/C
4: GND
5: +5V

On my board, the KB controller (VIA VT82C42N, 9636CD TAIWAN) is incompatible
with wheel mice. Standard 2-button Genius EasyMouse worked fine but neither
MS IntelliMouse nor Genius NewScroll worked.
-----------------------------------
JP1: USB connector
  USB-1     USB-2
1: +5V    2: +5V
3: DATA-  4: DATA-
5: DATA+  6: DATA+
7: GND    8: GND
-----------------------------------
IRCON1: IrDA connector
1: IR(TX or RX? don't know)
2: GND
3: IR(TX or RX? don't know)
4: +5V
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