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Old 02-11-2009, 11:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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not sure if this is where this thread is ment to go?
I'm having major trouble formatting the right drive with my current boot disks, they just tell u the manufacturs ID numbers for the drives and that's it

is there a better one? that says what you named them? as well as all the manufacture gibberish, and will also let u set the partition sizes and formats and is just a do anything and everything boot disk?
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What are you installing? XP or Vista? You could install the o/s first and then from there you can partition the HD.
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Old 02-12-2009, 01:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm installing between xp and ubuntu, but it doesn't matter, I know I can partition after I've installed but i have alot of drives, I need a boot disk that can tell me which has what on it.

which can tell me Drive A is titled photos and has no OP on it, Drive B is titled Videos and has no OP on it, Drive C has an XP operating system on it

that's what I need, does such a boot disk exist?
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last time i used a boot cd i tried UBCD but that was because it was the smallest out of the ones i was reccomended and i had to download it on a dialup connection
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yeah that was the last one I tried, but all of it's partition programs made partitions that my xp home boot cd couldn't recognise, so any others?
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you could simply disconnect the drives you don't want formatted.
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I wouldn't know which software that can boot up to selectively look at each HD and do partitions, i would recommend Nitestick method.
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