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format a second drive w/ win98 from first

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Robert H. Hedges, Aug 4, 2003.

  1. I want to format a second drive (D: or E:) from the C: . It is a IBM GXP
    used in a Macintosh briefly. I got it mounted as a E: with fdisc from
    the C: (after installing fdisc from a floppy-on-cd - the machine has no
    floppy drive).
    I cannot access E: . It says not formatted. I cannot format w/ fdisc . It
    says "network drive cannot be formatted" .
    How do I format D: from C: . Both C: and D: are now bootable/bios
    controllable . I xepect the same from E: (before I begin to play with
    LINUX OS or some other.
    I didn't see any reason to boot from CD since I have two working systems
    already there to choose from.
    Where on the web is this written? How do I do it?
    Some of the latest machines have no floppy - OEM sans floppy . . .
    Thanks
     
    Robert H. Hedges, Aug 4, 2003
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  2. Robert H. Hedges

    Gfretwell Guest

    You need to "partition" it first. That is what FDISK is for. Start FDISK,
    delete all of the partitions on the new drive (be damned sure you get the right
    one!) Then make a DOS partition on it (or more)
     
    Gfretwell, Aug 4, 2003
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