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Old 04-29-2014, 08:58 PM   #1
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Zorin lite 7.1 want to add a second HD

Just installed Zorin 7.1 lite in my old Xp pc and really like it very fast and stable . Everything worked from the first install. I am a retired guy and not very good on computers but am very persistent and patient I keep trying till it works .

So my question is how to add a second HD in my 2004 Compac S6200cl computer with Zorin 7.1 in it AND how to do a complete format of that HD

I have a HD identical to the one that came with the Compac computer. Actually that is because I have two of the computers that were junked because they had Xp in them . XP will not boot someone wiped the HD drives so i cannot use XP to format the second HD .

New guy for sure first post ... THANK YOU ! b0b
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it depends on whether the hdd's are parallel PATA or a modern serial SATA type.
since they are from a XP system, then they would likely be PATA.
if also, you just want to use as a data drive, ie: have little or no system files,

there may be available cable(s) from the power supply box & from the main board.
- compare how the existing hdd is connected, as it will be the same electrical connections, as that is.
& mechanically, use extra screws & place very near to the existing hdd.

you can format the 2nd drive, with Gparted, which may in the menu list, or if not, will need to be installed.

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Zorin 7.1 lite adding a Hd

Got it Pierre THANK YOU its working fine . Bob in Michigan.


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