On Jan 31, 8:07*pm, ray <r...@xxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sat, 31 Jan 2009 18:01:43 -0800, yawnmoth wrote:
> > I plugged in a 2.5" HDD from a dead laptop of mine and although one
> > partition, I see, was assigned a drive letter, there are two other
> > partitions that have not been assigned drive letters. *One of these two
> > partitions (described as 'Primary Partition') is, presumably, a hidden
> > partition off which the laptop's operating system can be restored. *The
> > other partition, described as 'EISA Configuration', is, at 47mb, a bit
> > too small to contain an OS backup.
> > Anyway, is there a way I can mount the partitions by assigning them
> > drive letters and then to browse their contents?
> You could very easily do that from a Linux Live CD.
> > Also, if I right click on any partition other than the 47mb one, I'm
> > presented with the option of deleting that partition. *The 47mb,
> > however, doesn't present me with any options, when I right click on it,
> > save for 'Help'. *This begs the question... *how can I reclaim that
> > 47mb? *It's not a whole lot, I know, but every bit counts...
> Try the gparted Live CD.
Certainly that's an option, but I'd prefer to do it with Windows if at
all possible. It's kinda like... if I wanted a new computer, I could
buy one from an OEM manufacturer, or I could buy the individual
components to build my own. Although the former would certainly be
easier, I'd learn more doing the latter. Same thing with this. I
could do as you suggest with a Live CD very easily, but I'd be
depriving myself of a chance to learn something new if I did...