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True - you do need to give us ALL the story - not just part of your situation.
Installed a new hard drive into my system a week ago when still on vista and now cant access the info on it. The debian install was done on a much smaller capacity IDE drive so i could see what the os was like. As i have now made the decision to switch to linux was wondering how i can go about formating the new drive as i already have os installed.
Last edited by ansatedmemninja; 06-27-2009 at 06:48 AM.
If you no longer want Vista - then install & erase over the Vista partition with your new O/S.
Otherwise - resize the current debian partition & install to the new space with the fresh install's partition.
If you have nothing special to keep - data-wise - then use the new install to zap the main drive & remove the 2nd drive from the box.
If so, then use the opportunity to create a separate /home partition for your <eventual> data files that you will get / create, which can then be easily backed up.
Thanx guys appreciate the help am currently in the process of backing up the data to an external FAT32 so i don't loose anything + can transfer data over. going to use the IDE drive for the operating system as Debian is already installed and working . It's just a case of formating the new sata 1.3TB drive which i will look at in terminal man. thanx