Re: formatting hard drive
Hi, I think if I had this problem, I'd make a bootable diskette first. Then temporarily reconfigure the slave as a master and remove the new drive. Then I'd reboot to the diskette and format the drive. It may have to have the partitiions removed using the fdisk utility also. Then I'd put the new drive in as master, change the old one back to a slave and let the new operating system do what it wants with the extra space. Hope this helps.
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