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Old 05-23-2007, 10:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need to format laptop hard drive w/ partitioning mess

OK heres the scoop

IBM T30 hard drive

IBM_Preload : OEM XP installation
Local Disk : My XP installation
IBM_SERVICE : IBM's Recovery Partition ( which i cant access anymore since i added the second XP partition )


3 Partitions I setup for use of Ubuntu

Initially I wanted to have an XP / Ubuntu duality but the XP setup disk killed any chance of Ubuntu coming back, I have since elected to stay
with MS OSs for the time being.

This 40 GB HD is mounted in an external USB enclosure connected to my PC, I can see the 3 NTFS partitions, and obviously none of the Linux ones.

I want to wipe out the entire thing from my PC, put it back in my laptop and start a fresh XP SP2 install.

Any help advice would be appreciated.
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