Convert Lnux storage WD2500 to windows based Slave drve ??

By DzusFast
Feb 9, 2007
  1. I have some good 250g HDD's that have linux formatted (Probably strangly partitioned) that XP won't recognize. I tryed using a sacraficial computer to boot up an OP SYS or repartiton in NTFS but when I plug it in and try to bring up the BIOS to FDisk it, there's nothing.... nobody home and it's a pisser!

    Is there a trick winXP based utility that can help me erase the crap I don't want on it to get it to the point to partiton it?

    BTW, I don't have anything linux based x'cept the media downloader I originally was using.

    hHhhHheeEeeelllllPPppp = help.

    Thanks in advance
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    If its connected and jumpered properly XP will see it in Disk Management, from there you can delete/create the partitions and or format them into what you want. No reason to use fdisk.
  3. DzusFast

    DzusFast TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The pre-existing format won't let it; in it's previous life, it was a 'DishNetwork' DVR storing mpeg format data, I tryed recognizing it under disk management. (Rt. clk my ccomp. etc..and played with the jumpers.)

    I think the Lnux based whatever hides it from xp. I can access the data, but not the disk.

    Any ideas?

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