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Subject: Re: Oh....
Name: Chris
Date: 10/15/2001 11:30:17 AM (GMT-7)
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In Reply to: Oh.... posted by Celstk855

DOS, hence, Win9x, looks for partitions and labels them in the following order:

Any primary partitions on the primary IDE master.
Any primary partitions on the other drives.
Any extended/logical partitions on the primary master.
Other extended/logical partitions.

Since you're using a primary partition on your primary IDE slave, it's finding it before the logical drives in the extended partition on your primary master.

In order to fix this, you need to fdisk and format the 800MB drive as an extended partition, with no primary partition. Unfortunately, MS-DOS and Win9x fdisk programs won't allow you to do this. It's possible, and DOS will even read drives which are done as such, but the program says it's not allowed. PITA, if you ask me. suggestion is to use Linux cfdisk, which will let you have up to 4 primary partitions on one drive, or no primary at all. Unfortunately, if you're not running Linux on anything, you can't do this.

Anybody know if Partition Magic, or something like that will do the same thing?

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