I've been going crazy trying to use Dolly to write the proper partitions with the sandisk image so I can flash the bios without removing the goop. I'm using these three threads as a guide.
first I used a laptop drive with Dolly but it wouldn't boot in the IO. so reading that Conner hard drives was one of the drives that worked with this trick I found a couple of old 3.5 inch Conner drives. I rigged up a way to connect it to the IO. I put the Conner drive in a regular PC, set the bios settings to 490, 2, 32, etc and ran dolly no problem. but when I check it with fdisk the numbers don't match at all. I get 4 partitions all right but the the numbers are all screwed up. instead of "2 2%" I'm getting things like "514 100%". I have also seen the 13% that others have reported. I used fdisk to delete all the partitions first to no effect. when running fdisk I believe I'm get ting different numbers depending the answer to that first "enable large disk support" question. I also think I might be getting different numbers on the different drives. I'm using Conner 200MB and Conner 540MB 3.5 inch drives. I tried both a WinME boot floppy and a Win98. My Win95 boot floppy is corrupt. next I will be trying a real DOS boot floppy to see if that will make any difference. I am ripping my hair out on this one. If you have any suggestions I'd like to hear them.