how not to initialize HD
tomh0665 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 1 07:08:41 UTC 2010
On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 4:50 PM, Paul Cartwright <ale at pcartwright.com> wrote:
> On Sat July 31 2010, JB wrote:
>> this is part 2.
>> Above you see your disk layout.
>> You have noticed that there is one primary partition missing - the sda3
>> should be a primary partition (even if unused free space), the extended
>> partition would be sda4, and the logical partitions would be sda5, sda6,
>> ... .
>> We have to find a way to insert that new 3rd primary partition into its
>> place. This will be done by taking some space from sda2 (W95 FAT16).
>> In order to do that we have to save your data on that sda2 partition to
>> somewhere, best would be if you start your Win XP and copy that data to
>> your sda8 partition which is W95 FAT32, or to your CD-RW or CD-R disk, or
>> to your sda1 partition (pay attention: NTFS), or you may decide that you do
>> not have anyting valuable there and do not care if it gets destroyed by us.
>> Please save sda2 contents now and let me know when finished and ready for
>> part 3.
> sda2 is the original Dell recscue partition, there is no way I'd ever use it
> again.. but I copied it to sda8 anyway..
You might want to re-install XP at some point.
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