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OS/2, eCS & ArcaOS - Technical => Setup & Installation => Topic started by: David Cull on December 08, 2020, 01:50:53 pm

Title: Bipra usb hdd - how to make partitions?
Post by: David Cull on December 08, 2020, 01:50:53 pm
I now have a Bipra external usb2 hdd
5.0.6 recognizes it as 'C' drive when plugged in
Is it possible to make a couple of partitions; one for data and one for programs ?
Perhaps there is documentation somewhere on the best way to manage an external hdd?
Any suggestions on how to proceed much appreciated.
tia
dc
Title: Re: Bipra usb hdd - how to make partitions?
Post by: Neil Waldhauer on December 08, 2020, 03:33:16 pm
Boot into the installer, and mount the drive. Run DiskUtil, and wipe the drive. Reboot the installer, and run DiskUtil again. If no problems are found, exit DiskUtil and run MiniLVM and create any partitions you like.

Other operating systems will also be able to use a disk prepared in this way.
Title: Re: Bipra usb hdd - how to make partitions?
Post by: Martin Iturbide on December 08, 2020, 08:11:39 pm
FYI.

I have this little article with pictures here: "Wiping hard drive partitions with ArcaOS 5.x (https://www.os2world.com/wiki/index.php/Wiping_hard_drive_partitions_with_ArcaOS_5.x)"
It is not specifically about a USB HDD, but it can give you hint.. please select the correct drive... and take a backup  ;D

After that I think you can use on ArcaOS, "System Setup -> Logical Volume Manager (Simple) " to create the partitions on your USB HDD but I need to practice this more.

Regards
Title: Re: Bipra usb hdd - how to make partitions?
Post by: Pete on December 09, 2020, 11:01:04 pm
Hi David

This is a little dated but still valid http://www.os2voice.org/VNL/past_issues/VNL0606H/feature_2.html


Regards

Pete