Can fdisk work with external SCSI drives?


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DJW

PC running Windows 98SE with an Adaptec ISA SCSI board. I have an IBM
9 GB external hard drive that was on a Mac. How do I use FDISK to
format and initialize it for PC use? I ran FDISK within windows and
could only access my two internal IDE drives (master and slave). Can
fdisk work with external SCSI drives?
 
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Don Phillipson

PC running Windows 98SE with an Adaptec ISA SCSI board. I have an IBM
9 GB external hard drive that was on a Mac. How do I use FDISK to
format and initialize it for PC use? I ran FDISK within windows and
could only access my two internal IDE drives (master and slave). Can
fdisk work with external SCSI drives?
FDISK is a DOS utility thus can see only those drives enabled
by DOS or DOS drivers. If you have no DOS drivers for the Apple
drive, it might be faster to reformat it connected to an XP PC (which
uses Drive Manager instead of FDISK.)
 
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Guest

DJW said:
PC running Windows 98SE with an Adaptec ISA SCSI board. I have an IBM
9 GB external hard drive that was on a Mac. How do I use FDISK to
format and initialize it for PC use? I ran FDISK within windows and
could only access my two internal IDE drives (master and slave). Can
fdisk work with external SCSI drives?
You need to boot to DOS and run FDISK from there. As long as
the SCSI controller can see the hard drive, so will FDISK.
 
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Man-wai Chang ToDie (+MS=V32B)

DJW said:
PC running Windows 98SE with an Adaptec ISA SCSI board. I have an IBM
9 GB external hard drive that was on a Mac. How do I use FDISK to
format and initialize it for PC use? I ran FDISK within windows and
could only access my two internal IDE drives (master and slave). Can
fdisk work with external SCSI drives?
Would you consider Linux? :)

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