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info on partitions with XP

Discussion in 'Recording' started by fabrice, Jan 29, 2003.

  1. fabrice

    fabrice Guest

    hi,

    can someone point me to a place where i can find out more about disc partitions?
    i would like to understand, when i'm in Disk Management in XP, the differences between primary, extended partitions and logical drives.

    following Opus' guide, partition (C)System is primary, (D)Multimedia -same physical disk- is logical drive and so is (E)Audio.

    i've also got another HD (120GB) in a external USB2.0 enclosure;
    i've partitionned that one as logical drive too; is that good?
    but, how come i can't format it as FAT32?

    system:
    Intel D850 EMV2, P4 2.4G, 512MB RAM, WinXP pro, Nuendo

    thanx in advance
     
  2. lorenzo gerace

    lorenzo gerace Active Member

    Hi

    Maybe you can find some infos Here , thats' where I got some valuable infos on how to set up a dual boot system (and relative partitions); from there try doing a search for the word "partition" if you need more or other.

    Hope this helps

    L.G.
     
  3. Ethan Winer

    Ethan Winer Active Member

    Fabrice,

    > can someone point me to a place where i can find out more about disc partitions? <

    I described the basics as they apply to music computers in Part 1 of my recent series for Keyboard magazine. It's now on my web site:

    http://www.ethanwiner.com/articles.html

    > differences between primary, extended partitions and logical drives. <

    There can be up to four primary partitions on a hard drive. But if you make one of those an extended partition, you can then create as many logical partitions underneath as you want.


    > i've also got another HD (120GB) in a external USB2.0 enclosure; ... how come i can't format it as FAT32? <

    I think 120 GB exceeds the maximum for a FAT32 partition.

    --Ethan
     
  4. fabrice

    fabrice Guest

    Ethan and Lorenzo,
    thank you very much for your links (both useful).
    i appreciate your help indeed.

    cheers, :c:
     

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