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Old October 2nd 07, 05:34 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.disks.general
Jerry Bank[_2_]
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My primary hard disc has 8 partitions (C-J). I have a cd/dvd unit (K).
I also have a removable hard disc with two partitions, which is attached
via a usb port.

When I attach the usb disc it becomes L and M, which is fine. However,
if it is attached when I start up, the first partition on the usb disc
becomes D, which screws up all the other disc references.

Is there any way around this, other than not having it attached when I
boot up?

Thanks.
--
Jerry Bank
Trenton, New Jersey
Music is the language of the gods.
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Old October 2nd 07, 09:47 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.disks.general
TR
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"Jerry Bank" schreef in bericht
.. .
My primary hard disc has 8 partitions (C-J). I have a cd/dvd unit (K).
I also have a removable hard disc with two partitions, which is attached
via a usb port.

When I attach the usb disc it becomes L and M, which is fine. However,
if it is attached when I start up, the first partition on the usb disc
becomes D, which screws up all the other disc references.

Is there any way around this, other than not having it attached when I
boot up?


Has to to with the fact that the usb-disc has a primary partition (it is
even possible to boot from it) and the bios / hardware supports usb and
there is a driver in win98se.

Win98se needs a driver, so leaving out the driver is no solution.

Had the same situation here, and next steps worked for me.
In short: remove the primary partition, create an extended partition with
one or more logical stations.

Removing and creating partitions in this situation might not be possible in
a dos-box, that's why you need steps 3 and 4.

1. In win98se: backup the usb-disc, and copy fdisk.exe to c:\
2. Give the usb-disc a name (label), e.g. usb-disc.
3. Turn off the PC.
4. Turn on the PC, and boot to _real_ ms-dos.
5. Run fdisk.exe (c:\fdisk enter).
6. Remove the primary partition of the usb-disc, be sure to choose the right
disc, that's why I mentioned step 2
7. Make a new partition, which is not primary but extended, eventually
create 2 logical stations in it.
8. Close fdisk, and reboot the pc.
9. Copy back data.

Grtz,

TR


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Old October 3rd 07, 02:22 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.disks.general
Jerry Bank[_2_]
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Default Hard Drive assignment letters

In article , "TR" . says...
"Jerry Bank" schreef in bericht
.. .
My primary hard disc has 8 partitions (C-J). I have a cd/dvd unit (K).
I also have a removable hard disc with two partitions, which is attached
via a usb port.

When I attach the usb disc it becomes L and M, which is fine. However,
if it is attached when I start up, the first partition on the usb disc
becomes D, which screws up all the other disc references.

Is there any way around this, other than not having it attached when I
boot up?


Has to to with the fact that the usb-disc has a primary partition (it is
even possible to boot from it) and the bios / hardware supports usb and
there is a driver in win98se.

Win98se needs a driver, so leaving out the driver is no solution.

Had the same situation here, and next steps worked for me.
In short: remove the primary partition, create an extended partition with
one or more logical stations.

Removing and creating partitions in this situation might not be possible in
a dos-box, that's why you need steps 3 and 4.

1. In win98se: backup the usb-disc, and copy fdisk.exe to c:\
2. Give the usb-disc a name (label), e.g. usb-disc.
3. Turn off the PC.
4. Turn on the PC, and boot to _real_ ms-dos.
5. Run fdisk.exe (c:\fdisk enter).
6. Remove the primary partition of the usb-disc, be sure to choose the right
disc, that's why I mentioned step 2
7. Make a new partition, which is not primary but extended, eventually
create 2 logical stations in it.
8. Close fdisk, and reboot the pc.
9. Copy back data.

Grtz,

TR



Thanks for the advice. I don't care about what it in the primary
partition on the usb disc. Instead of using Fdisk can I simply use
Partition Magic to get rid of the first partition? It sounds easier than
the other way.

--
Jerry Bank
Trenton, New Jersey
Music is the language of the gods.
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Old October 3rd 07, 10:16 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.disks.general
Jeff Richards
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Default Hard Drive assignment letters

Yes- Partition Magic will allow you to delete the primary partition and
shift the start of the extended partition into the space that it was using.

Provided, of course, that PM sees the USB drive - that may depend on the
version you are using.
--
Jeff Richards
MS MVP (Windows - Shell/User)
"Jerry Bank" wrote in message
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In article , "TR" . says...
"Jerry Bank" schreef in bericht
.. .
My primary hard disc has 8 partitions (C-J). I have a cd/dvd unit (K).
I also have a removable hard disc with two partitions, which is
attached
via a usb port.

When I attach the usb disc it becomes L and M, which is fine. However,
if it is attached when I start up, the first partition on the usb disc
becomes D, which screws up all the other disc references.

Is there any way around this, other than not having it attached when I
boot up?


Has to to with the fact that the usb-disc has a primary partition (it is
even possible to boot from it) and the bios / hardware supports usb and
there is a driver in win98se.

Win98se needs a driver, so leaving out the driver is no solution.

Had the same situation here, and next steps worked for me.
In short: remove the primary partition, create an extended partition with
one or more logical stations.

Removing and creating partitions in this situation might not be possible
in
a dos-box, that's why you need steps 3 and 4.

1. In win98se: backup the usb-disc, and copy fdisk.exe to c:\
2. Give the usb-disc a name (label), e.g. usb-disc.
3. Turn off the PC.
4. Turn on the PC, and boot to _real_ ms-dos.
5. Run fdisk.exe (c:\fdisk enter).
6. Remove the primary partition of the usb-disc, be sure to choose the
right
disc, that's why I mentioned step 2
7. Make a new partition, which is not primary but extended, eventually
create 2 logical stations in it.
8. Close fdisk, and reboot the pc.
9. Copy back data.

Grtz,

TR



Thanks for the advice. I don't care about what it in the primary
partition on the usb disc. Instead of using Fdisk can I simply use
Partition Magic to get rid of the first partition? It sounds easier than
the other way.

--
Jerry Bank
Trenton, New Jersey
Music is the language of the gods.



 




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