How to partition & load new notebook IDE ?

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I want to replace my note-book's 700MB IDE with a bigger IDE, but it's
got no floppy, so I guess I'll have to clone the existing IDE onto the first
partition of the new/bigger IDE.  Then I can load via the ser-port, as I
did before.   I'd put new/extra stuff to futher partition[s] ?

Are PC-IDE to notebook-IDE adaptors for sale ?

A 3-way: PC-IDE, notebook-IDE, flash adaptor would be nice to have ?

Are 60 Gb notebook-IDEs reliable, because the density must be quiet
  high, with the small size ?

Thanks for any info,

== Chris Glur.

Re: How to partition & load new notebook IDE ?

Yes, you can get desktop IDE to laptop IDE adapters and the are cheap,
but a USB to IDE adapter is usually easier to use.

If the laptop currently has a 700MB drive, you probably won't be able to
use a 60 GB drive (there's a chance, but probably not).  Most likely,
you will be limited to 2GB or 8GB or, possibly, 32GB.

For Windows 95 or 98, make the hard drive "DOS Bootable", then copy the
\Win95, \Win98 or \Win9x folder from the Windows CD to the hard drive,
then run the installation (setup.exe) from the hard drive after it's
back in the laptop.  Once it's installed, you can use a network PC Card
to transfer other files (put the PC Card drivers on the hard drive also
before putting the drive back into the laptop).

Laptop hard drives go up to 200GB these days.  Quality drives are
reliable.  But, again, if the current drive is 700MB, you probably can't
go anywhere near 60GB. wrote:
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Re: How to partition & load new notebook IDE ?

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I recently replaced a 40gb drive in my laptop with a 120gb drive. My

1) backup all partitions of interest to external USB drive using
'partimage' from a Live CD. Also copy the partition info.

2) swap drives.

3) boot Live CD and use partition info to recreate partitions of interest
and then restore using 'partimage'.

An optional form of this would be to do a network backup to another

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