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04-02-2007, 09:30 AM
Hello all,
I have a pc with xp home installed on a 20 gig master drive with a 20 gig slave drive.The slave has 2 partitions;
Local disk [*:] linux ext 3, 101.9 mb active primary
Local disk [E:] Type 8E 18,990.9 mb none primary
The 101.9 mb partition seems too small to hold any sort of operating system.
Under operations in partition magic there is an option,"delete all partitions",can I just use this to wipe this drive clean and use it as a slave for backup or other data.Will I need to format this drive then.I assume so.
Thanks for any help,

Paul Komski
04-02-2007, 08:56 PM
Use PM to delete the two partitions (I'd be wary of "all partitions" with a two hard drive system).

Then use PM to recreate and format the partition(s) you want.

If unsure at all do backup any vital data before you begin.

04-03-2007, 12:54 AM
Thanks Paul.
One last question,"When do you sleep?"

Paul Komski
04-03-2007, 03:48 AM
Q. One last question,"When do you sleep?
A. When I'm tired - viz all round the clock and commonly in catnaps.