I've posted a couple of other things in this forum in the past week. Thanks to all that have answered.
I now have big trouble. From the beginning for those just tuning in:
I have a 20GB HD, and a 40GB HD. I've cleared off the 20 - used before, and a known good drive, and want to partition it to be the main program/OS disk(s). I want to run Win XP Pro and Red Hat 7
Only 1.8GB is being recognized, after a number of attempts and re-formats. At one point I thought I had it, since fdisk recognized that it was, in fact, a 20GB drive, but would only let me make 2.4 GB partitions. (I need to split it in half)
The Windows XP that I loaded on a FAT32 partition (
Yeah, I know. That's why I started over) is gone. And I gave up on downloading Mandrake and got an actual manufactured CD distro of Red Hat 7 (in a ___ For Dummies book. Helps me not at all).
Here's what I want to know. Using the DOS utilities (or something else), how can I get the full drive to be recognized? (It's a Maxtor drive, and I can set it up as a 20GB divided into 2 10GB partitions under the Maxtor utilities that came with it, but Windows and fdisk/format will still only recognize 1.8GB on one partition after that.)
Can someone talk me through partitioning/formatting that 20GB drive properly to dual boot Win XP Pro and Red Hat 7? Or point me to a website that has real information on it?
I've done this before (for Windows), but I'm now extraordinarily frustrated with the whole thing.
My life is falling apart over this... OK not literally, but I have work that lives on that system, and it's about to start costing me money. If it's going to cost me jobs, then it does not need to be there...