[thelist] Re: harddrive letters

Joshua OIson joshua at alphashop.net
Fri Jan 12 09:58:31 CST 2001

Good article.  Too sum it up, does this mean that a possible cause of the
drive letter mix-up is because the partition on Cedric's second drive is a
Primary Partition, thus causing it to "jump" top the front of the line, just
after the other Primary Partition?  Your article I don't think addressed
this question: Can the single partition on a drive be an Extended partition,
or does there have to be at least one Primary Partition per physical disk?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin B. O'Brien" <ahuka at ahuka.com>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2001 6:15 AM
Subject: Re: [thelist] Re: harddrive letters

> At 08:48 AM 1/12/2001 +0000, Cedric Wooding said something remarkably like
> (but somehow subtly different from):
> >Thanks to everyone for all their help in this problem.
> >The most obvious way would appear to be to swap the cables, yet this is
> >not work. If you read my first posting you would have read that on the
> >primary "physical" hard disk, there are two partitions C: and D:. Then I
> >added a new "physical" hard disk (I want it to be E:). But the computer
> >made D: -> E: and the new drive is D:. If I swap the drives round, surely
> >the new drive becomes C: and the other two (on the same physical drive
> >become D: and E:) This would cause even more problems, seeing as all
> >files are currently on C:
> >(sorry to all those who read the original posting, but I don't want
> >going away from this thinking they sent me right answer - when they
> >
> >I will try to work out FDISK. If I have no luck, then I will be
> >investigating Partition Magic.
> >Special thanks to all those who understood the problem fully and realise
> >isn't as simple as it sounds.
> Cedric, try a little explanation I wrote at
> http://www.ahuka.com/other/partition.html. It may provide an answer.
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