does my bios support 40Gb hd?

BIOS update, EIDE card, or overlay software? (FAQ Hard disk recognition)
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I have a motherboard Abit ah6, chipset 440 LX, bought in 98, I'd like to install a second hd, 40 or 20 Gb, I'm not sure my Award bios wuold recognize it...I looked up in Abit's web site but there are no dowlodable upgrade files for my motherboard!
Can anybody help ?
Thanks a lot!
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Abit has upgrades. The latest are from 2000.

More easily to access are the mirrors:

For Rev 1.1 boards: ... ndex-e.htm

For others: ... ndex-e.htm
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AH6 or BH6?
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AH6: Latest BIOS "06/27/1999-i440LX-ALi513-2A69JA1CC-KQ" and is up to 32GB only.
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Abit LX6
Award v4.51PG
Bios Extension v.1.0A

I have a 40Gb HD as secondary slave (working in linux/windows), though this HD isn't detected by the BIOS (BIOS hangs when auto-detecting)

I want to use it as primary master and boot from it.
Any idea if BIOS update LX6CLY would help?? (or something else)

Filename: LX6CLY.EXE
Date: 06/17/1999
Supports Intel Celeron 466Mhz CPU.
Fixes the password function.
Fixes the Y2K RTC function
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Obviousely the bios will not support it and the OEM won't fix it. So, either use drive overlay software or put a addin EDIE card.
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I have patched the latest Bios for the Abit AH6 to support HDD > 32GB
I need somebody for testing :-)

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