And how do you do that on an emachine?????? How to you IDE cable two hard drives on different 80 wire IDE cables in that machine? And why? IDE 0 Master and Slave cause no problems other than the fact they the data transfer rates for PATA drives will never reach the 100 or 133mhz data transfer bus speed. You use SATA drives on your puters and he has an Emachine with IDE only, I presume....?????????? Using a small partition for the OS is good advise but with two drives the partition is just fancy dancing. Given the size of the drives and the placing of the Swap files on the slave, he will not suffer any noticeable performance problems with his home PC emachine on IDE anyway. Two drives...one for programs and the other for backup of data. Retoring the OS in a small partition is useful primarily if you ony have one drive.....and given the size and cost of drives today it is simply unnessesary to complicate your system setup with large numbers of single drive partitions. I'm not saying this to you but it is advise that I give to myself....like everything in life that actually works efficiently, given all of the possibilities, choose the simplist construct, simplicity is the best medicine!!! Viz: Keep it simple stupid!! (directed to myself).
Noli Nothis Permittere Te Terere!!
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