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Problem with questions in Meyers book (again) Harddrives Anyone help?

Discussion in 'A+' started by Flamehearted, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. Flamehearted

    Flamehearted Nibble Poster

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    Hi all,

    Does anybody have the meyers book handy so they can answer a few questions for me ? :huh

    They are all from the implementing hard drives chapter.

    1) Page 468 question 2 : Isnt D also a possible answer as well as A ? Surely they both require the same effort to achieve.

    2) Page 469 question 6. Doesnt the answer to this question assume the orignal drive is NTFS ? It doesnt say this in the question. Have I missed something ? :unsure

    3) Page 469 question 4 : It says the fdisk can create 2 partitions and that other applications can create more. What are these applications ? Also am I right in thinking that XP and 2000 dont have fdisk still in them ?

    Thanks in advance for any help as I am studying hard for the exam !

    Flamehearted
     
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  2. Mitzs
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    I have an older book than yours Flame so I can't help with your questions. However, I think fdisk can only create one primary partition per drive, but then it can create extended partations which you can then can create logical drives in. It has been about 3 years since I have study or worked in this so I can't remeber exactly. But I do know 2000 and up don't use fdisk.
     
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  3. shep

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    Windows NT 4.0 uses Disk Administrator and Windows 2000 and XP use Disk Management. You may be asked which tool to use for a specific OS. Third party partitioning tools are available but I don't think you are tested on them. I shall have a look at the specific questions later in my book and let you know what I think.
     
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  4. Flamehearted

    Flamehearted Nibble Poster

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    Thanks shep - that would be great !
     
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  5. Fergal1982

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    1. as i understand it, you need to create a primary partition and install the OS BEFORE you can convert it to a dynamic disk, so A would be correct!

    2. i dont see how what format the drive is in is relevant to this question! the question asks which of the methods would be best to implement, considering your boss isnt very computer savvy. it *isnt* a step by step guide as to what to do, it assumes that if you need to convert the drive to NTFS then you know how to and can! (but then again, most systems running on xp and 2k use NTFS these days anyway)

    3. the applications vary. partitionmagic for example. simply look online for partitioning tools! i believe xp and 2k have fdisk built into the installation, but no, they dont seem to have it once the OS has been installed!
     
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  6. Flamehearted

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    That excellent thanks very much for your help !

    I guess question two makes sense - but isnt completely changing a discs file format, backing up all the data, repartitioning etc and mounting a drive to it much more hastle than simply adding a second drive ? :blink

    Thanks again for help ! :biggrin
     
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  7. Fergal1982

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    one of the most important things you can remember is to always read the question very carefully. the question lets you know that he isnt very clued up on PC's, and you are looking for the 'best' solution, not the solution which is easiest for you, as the tech to perform. the idea is to find the solution which is best for the client (as are all things within the A+ really!).

    in this case i would reason that a spanned volume or the method suggested would be the best solution, although i understand the reasoning behind why they havent recommended the spanned volume.

    Hope this helps

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