In a fit of affluence I bought a 120Gb hard disc and this registers at start up as 123 Gb but when I go to Fdisk it only shows 55226Mbytes(Or there abouts)which I think is a tad short. In the old days there used to be a limit of 8Mb and I was thinking there may be another limit. Evenso can anyone suggest how I can get my lost Gbytes back so that I can partition the whole disk. Thank you.
Depends on the Bios of the motherboard in use ? however Most Hard drive sites offer drive overlay software which when used allow your bios to see the full drive size.Or you could partition it into 2 or more sections before you setup O/S on it use additional partitions for other O/s's or storage