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Can anyone tell me how to write a cd volume like winxp to an unformatted partition.
I know it is possible, but have no idea how to do it
Thanks.
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Question by:CaPri999
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by:LucF
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Hi CaPri999,

What do you mean? Do you want to install winXP on an unformatted partition?
If so, just boot from your winXP cd-rom and let it create partitions and format it. Otherwise please explain what exactly you want to do.

Greetings,

LucF
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by:sirbounty
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XP can write to an unformatted partition?
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by:CaPri999
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LucF,
No, just the data on the unformatted partition, just to store it in (the way i.e. Packard Bell uses it).
It's just to prevent someone accidently removes the map from HD.
I know there are other ways, i.e. deny directory access, but when a format or fdisk is done, the map is gone too.
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by:sirbounty
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You mean like a system partition...well, Fdisk can wipe those out too, I'm afraid...
So, you're wanting to put you XP installation files on a hidden partition of sorts?
You can copy the i386 folder down to your local drive and just keep the CD handy - just in case...
Or am I still not following you here?
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by:CaPri999
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sirbounty,
see above.
I'm just looking for a program or way to get it done.
Even tried it with Ghost 6 under win and under dos, but it says it can't write to unformatted partition.
Haven't tried Linux yet, but i'm to unexperienced in Linux to even give it a trie.
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by:CaPri999
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Oops, was a bit slow here, sorry sirbounty.
That is what i mean, yes.
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LucF earned 75 total points
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It can't be done the way you want it...
What is the reason you want to do this? Those recovery partitions have a filesystem, just not one windows can read from,  so just storing your documents there to prevent data-loss will make it impossible for you to access them also.
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by:CaPri999
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Maybe i should format the patition as well then, copy the data there and hide it from view.
That's maybe the best way to solve my problem.
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by:sirbounty
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Burn it to a CD (or two for redundancy)...
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