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Hey, I got a hard drive out of my old computer, it used to be the primary drive. I want it in my new computer. I have to reformat it ...
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    Hey, I got a hard drive out of my old computer, it used to be the primary drive. I want it in my new computer. I have to reformat it (I think) in order to change the drive letter. I also would like to wipe it clean so I can put Slackware on it. But the main thing is I need to change its drive letter, and make it the slave drive.

    Any help you can offer would be much appreciated.

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    Drive letters aren't hard coded to the drive. Just slap the puppy in, format it and use it. You may need to move a jumper setting in order for it to be a slave, but other than that, no other special items needed.
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    I am looking how to format it. the thing doesnt have dos on it, I dont know the console comands in mandrake, and if I plug both hard drives in at the same time, it doesnt boot anything and freezes up untill I unplug one.

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    What are your BIOS settings saying about the second drive?
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    When I go to make it the slave drive, it doesnt detect anything, not untill I unplug the other drive, then its ready to set it as the primary drive

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