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Discussion in 'A+' started by jedi-knight, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. jedi-knight

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    explain the connection of a new additional IDE hdd as a secondary master drive to a computer system.

    also describe the proccesses in which the drive is made ready for use as a storage space. the primary master drive has windows 98 installed?

    i find this question quite useless as why not just install as a slave on the primary ide channel, unless you wanted a dual os system.
     
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  2. AJ

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    Well not knowing the setup of the pc, you may have installed the CD/DVD ROM as the secondry master and the primary slave may be faulty. Anyway, it is still a valid question.
     
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  3. Sparky
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    The master IDE channel might only have a single hard drive ribbon. How are you going to install a slave on that without changing the cable? :blink

    Seems like a valid question :biggrin
     
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  4. Mr.Cheeks

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    can anyone explain what the original question means please? im confused :blink
     
  5. Bluerinse
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    If this is a copyrighted question it should not be posted here :rolleyes:
     
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  6. jedi-knight

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    i asumed that the ide 1 cable would have master and slave connectors, also install cd/dvd rom as slave on ide 1, then install new hdd as master on ide 2, but as i dont know windows 98, what is the process for formatting a new drive as a secondary master ?
     
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  7. wizard

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    Erm there isn't a process as far as I'm aware, a format won't differentiate whether a drive is master or slave.
     
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    sorry, i meant what is the process for making a new drive available for storage in windows 98

    cheers.
     
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  9. Rafek

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    To make a drive available you must create a partition and format it.

    To create a dos partition you would use fdisk at the command prompt usually after booting from a win98 bootdisk, then once you have your partition you'd use format to create a file system. (Windows 98 Fat16/FAT32..usually FAT32)
     
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  10. Sparky
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    Just remember the basics.

    * You have unallocated space
    * Create a logical disc
    * Create a primary partition (to boot from) or an extended partition (for data)

    8) 8) 8)
     
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  11. Bluerinse
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    This is what the question i asking. Windows 95/98 can't read NTFS or other file systems so it should be formated with FAT32 or in the old days FAT16.
     
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    thanks.:D
     
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