80GB: 10/30/96-i430HX-2A59FR0AC-00

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
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Program: Unicore BIOS Wizard Version 1.8
Program: Unicore Chip Detect v0.72 2000.03.10
BIOS Date: 10/30/96
BIOS Type: Award Modular BIOS v4.51PG
BIOS ID: 10/30/96-i430HX-2A59FR0AC-00
BIOS Eval: REV: Eu
Chipset: Intel Triton 430HX rev 1
Superio: UMC 8663A rev 0 found at port 108h
MotherBoard Manufacturer: Mtech (Rise)
MotherBoard Model: R528WP

Planning to install a Western Digital 80GB 7200RPM internal EIDE.
Will be running on Mandrake Linux 8.2.

Latest BIOS from Mtech is at ftp://www.mtiusa.com/driver/r528hu.bin

Call me chicken s---, but I haven't flashed, or tried to install the HDD or OS yet. I'm trying to get all my ducks in a row before I start. From reading the board, I'm assuming I'll need a patch. Is that correct?

Your wisdom is appriciated! Thanks
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This latest release, being from March 97, does surely not support anything beyond 8GB. No go for Win9x and ME.

As you are going to install Linux, the situation is different.
The Bios opnly needs to provide support for booting and the boot partition
"/boot". 100MB is more than enough here.

The rest will be useable, once the kernel is active.

286-16/NEAT Chipset/4 MB Mem/40 MB HDD/512kB Tridet/WfW
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