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MS-DOS partition limits (Miscellaneous)

posted by marcov(R), 24.02.2009, 18:38

> > How much storage can you use on a single HD on pure dos? 24 partitions
> of
> > 2GB or so?
> If "pure DOS" implies "retail MS-DOS", yes.

Yes and no. I also include the w9x doses booted in dos. (so without w9x running).

> Note that you can't store all
> these partitions on a single disk because retail MS-DOS never supported
> LBA, so it accesses only the first 8 GiB of all disks. Most modern DOS
> versions (even later MS-DOS) however support LBA and FAT32 (some even
> support up to 32 drive letters instead of 26 ;-)).

Is there a canonical list with most important properties somewhere?


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