Look, I did not question the existance of such jumpers. I know many a HDD has the ability to conform to the nearest size barrier. But I never saw one, that would then act as two disks instead.
Regarding SS7: I had a lot of SS7 boards about at a time. I basically inherited a companies P1 pool. I tested a few of them for fun, but it seemed that stability with the AGP port was improvable. I then got them all ready for the elementary school my kids were on at the time. I must add that at that time I owned an Baby AT P1-200, based on an Intel FX chipset. The machine was really cool but its build in bios battery was dying. The speed could be switched from 200 to 100 to 50, which would cover a lot of speeds. Dosbox made it obsolete.
My current P1 is an old Packard Bell SS7, which has no AGP slot. I do have a V3 2000 and V3 3000 PCI for it, in benchmarks, the bloody thing is totally CPU limited! So it is stored away, case is used by a P3
ux-3 is right. I knew about the size cap but I thought I had a drive that was able to be jumpered so that fdisk thought there were 2 drives. The drive was 1Gb or slightly under. But since I can't find the drive anyway (I know I got it, must've put it someplace outside of my regular harddrive storage so I wouldn't misplace it, hehe 😜 )it's a moot point now.
Btw, it was YEARS ago that I found that drive and, as I was new to hardware at the time, must've misinterpreted one of the jumpers on that drive.
I guess 500MB will do just fine for a 386 anyway 😜
Another thing ux-3:
I believe I have a couple of the boards you also have. What is important is what chipset it's using. I know of 2 that were used in those PB's, 5598 and 530.
As a matter of fact, both are capable of supporting the K6-3+ with a modded BIOS taken from the unofficial K6+ page 😉
I believe the motherboard is either of these 2:
Heres the pages from PB itself:
If the board you own is one of these 2, personally I think they are ok. One of the better Socket 7 boards. Ofcourse there are even better ones but I tend to like these.