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Subject: Re: canabilized my V2 to get the laptop back up.
From: Nicolas Touillaud (n.touillaud_at_gmail.com)
Date: 2004-11-09


some answers...

3) many possibilities:
+ just reassemble your jukbox and fdisk/format it (1 dos fat32
partition (say "yes" to large disk support when fdisk starts) ) thru
the USB connexion (can hardcore modders confirm this is possible ?).
Easy (if possible) but slow...
+ buy a 2"5 disk adapter (internal, plug to an IDE just like a CD rom
drive or another HD) for your PC (not for your laptop, see next "+"),
format it (same settings)
+ use your laptop (i personnaly dont like to mess with laptops but
since you already did it...)

4) you want one big fat32 (=dos with large disk support) partition.
Know that I think of it, formating to fat32 is another operation... so
you want one big primary dos partition :)

I think there are limitations to fat32 formatting under XP if you use
the graphical interface. Maybe the others can give you more accurates
directions.

Nicolas

On Tue, 9 Nov 2004 06:49:39 -0600 (GMT-06:00), Gary
<flgants_at_earthlink.net> wrote:
> Hello
>
> You probably dont know me but i am a tech idiot. My thirst for technology is only surpassed by my ignorance of it. Anyway, my laptop died yesterday, and I opened it up to find the HD crashed. I have been wanting for the last year, to upgrade the HD in my V2 but have been afraid to attempt it. Fear went out the window last night. I got out the screwdriver and went after it. The HD ws very easy to pull out of the V2. I simply removed the covers and bumbers, slightly bent the bottom and slid it right out. I put it in my laptop, fdisked and by some miracle of God, it worked. Now i need recommendations for my V2
>
> 1) Where is the cheapest place to look for a 60, 80 or 100gb HD?
>
> 2) What brands do you prefer?
>
> 3) How do I format my new disk on my V2? I have a desktop with XP? Should I just take the HD out of the laptop and fdisk the hd in there?
>
> 4) Under fdisk, what do I want? One dos partition etc. I really still dont understand the patitioning stuff.
>
> Please let me know, and I am sorry for asking questions as worn out as these are.
>
> Gary
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