From: Andrew Webber (awebber_at_sgml-mercs.com)
Date: Sun Apr 11 1999 - 21:40:09 EDT
On Sun, 11 Apr 1999 21:30:33 -0400, Bill Morrow wrote:
>only win95 OSR2 or 2.5 will see fat32..
>but you MUST buy a new system in order to have win95 OSR2 or 2.5..
>so you are stuck with all the win95 OSR1 or original, bugs until you buy
>a new system..
>hmm.. there MUST be a good reason for this...
I have Win95 OSR2 (4.00.950 B). And it recognizes my FAT32
partitions created or converted with Partition Magic. I'm not sure
if I've got one over 2GB yet, but they're definitely FAT32, I freed
up a lot of space when I converted the existing ones.
The IBM tech I talked to back in June, said there was a possible
unofficial workaround that he'd figured out, it had to do with
using one file from the OSR2 on my desktop machine instead of the
one supplied with my TP600. I tried what he said, it didn't work,
I gave up and re-installed from the recovery CD (as I had just
gotten the machine and not installed anything yet). Sorry, I don't
know exactly what file was different.
As I recall, the justification for not selling OSR2 as an upgrade
(I got my desktop machine in Jan or Feb/97, and it came with OSR2)
was the possibility of customers screwing up their existing FAT
systems and Microsoft having to support them.
my local weather today: www.intellicast.com/weather/lgb
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