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S U M M A R Y


DIARY: April 11, 2004 10:18 AM Sunday; Rod Welch

Gary submits steps using Driveworks to partition a disk for SDS.

1...Summary/Objective
2...Procedures Needed for Using Floppy Disk Submitted by Gary
3...Creating Multiple Logical Drives for SDS is a Two (2) Step Process
4...Primary Partition Divided into Extended Partition and Logical Drives


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CONTACTS 
0202 - Bureau of Land Management                                                                                                                                          O-00000798 0405
020201 - Mr. Wayne Wetzel;

SUBJECTS
Instructions Multiple Drives for XP to Partition Disk into Logical D
Gary Collaborates with Wayne Asks for Home Address for Sending a Boo
Driveworks Install SDS Multiple Drives Instructions for XP to Partit
Gary Puts CD Program Code for DriveWorks on Internet for Wayne to Do
Driveworks Instructions Multiple Drives for XP to Partition Disk int
SDS Install Multiple Drives Instructions for XP to Partition Disk in
SDS Home Computer Out of Date Not Running Past 18 Months
Install SDS Multiple Drives Instructions for XP to Partition Disk in

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1910 -    ..
1911 - Summary/Objective
1912 -
191201 - Follow up ref SDS 4 0000, ref SDS 3 0000.
191202 -
191203 - Gary submitted instructions, and in a call added some clarification
191204 - that the boot disk he mailed to Wayne included the Driveworks code, so
191205 - it is ready to configure an "Extended Partition."   Gary included
191206 - instructions for applying XP tools to configure the extended partition
191207 - into logical drives.  Submitted this record with a transmittal letter
191208 - to Wayne with additional guidance on using Driveworks and XP to
191209 - configure the hard drive for SDS. ref SDS 0 VY3L
191210 -
191211 -     [On 040419 Wayne reports floppy disk received from Gary seems to
191212 -     be defective, reporting fatal errors. ref SDS 5 FO6L
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191217 -  ..
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1915 - Progress
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191601 - Procedures Needed for Using Floppy Disk Submitted by Gary
191602 -
191603 - Received a letter, ref DRT 1 0001, dated 040409 from Wayne saying...
191604 -
191605 -    1.  Been gone all week to Vancouver WA.  Got Gary's disk in the
191606 -        mail while gone.  No instructions included, so I am
191607 -        unfortunately still at a loss regarding my previous questions.
191608 -        That is, is the boot disk for a Win 2K system or an XP system,
191609 -        or does it matter?  Once I start the system with the boot disk,
191610 -        what then?  There were more than one set of instructions sent
191611 -        to me, and at this point, I don't know which to follow.
191612 -        ref DRT 1 0001
191614 -         ..
191615 -    2.  I would just experiment, but I fear the risk of a bad outcome
191616 -        is relatively high if I do something wrong, so I am not
191617 -        inclined to take the risk without clear instructions.
191618 -        ref DRT 1 VO6H
191619 -
191621 -  ..
191622 - The next day about 0145 submitted letter, ref DIT 1 0001 dated 040410,
191623 - to Wayne acknowledging receipt of his letter, and sent a copy to Gary
191624 - saying....
191625 -
191626 -    1.  I agree with analysis in your letter -- reflects questions I
191627 -        wondered about.  Gary has been tied up the past week on Aerospace company
191628 -        stuff, which includes getting mobilized again with SDS on the
191629 -        job, now that we are back in business there. ref DIT 1 0001
191631 -         ..
191632 -    2.  By copy will ask Gary to explain the steps he used to apply the
191633 -        floppy disk he sent, along with the earlier code for
191634 -        Driveworks, to configure his "XP" computer with multiple drives
191635 -        for running SDS. ref DIT 1 VS6L
191636 -
191638 -  ..
191639 - Later in the morning about 0730, submitted a letter, ref DIT 2 0001,
191640 - also dated 040410 that says...
191641 -
191642 -    1.  Wayne Wetzel wrote a letter last night, ref DRT 1 0001, asking
191643 -        about procedures for using the boot disk with the Driveworks
191644 -        code you submitted previously to partition the disk on his XP
191645 -        system. see above. ref SDS 0 S49K
191647 -         ..
191648 -    2.  Seems like you have talked about this, but I cannot find
191649 -        instructions anywhere.
191651 -         ..
191652 -    3.  Would it be something like...
191654 -             ..
191655 -        a.  Use XP boot disk (did you say this is actually a w98 boot
191656 -            disk) in the floppy drive and power up the computer.  Does this
191657 -            bring up a C> prompt, or a w98 screen?
191659 -             ..
191660 -        b.  Put floppy disk created with the code for Driveworks in the
191661 -            A> port and type what -- A\driveworks.
191663 -             ..
191664 -            Does the program bring up a menu of choices from sensing
191665 -            the format of the c drive, i.e., FAT32 or NTFS, etc., and
191666 -            then ask for the size of the main partition, i.e., C> and
191667 -            everything else, then divide the 2nd partition into the
191668 -            various sizes needed for d, e f g h and i?
191670 -             ..
191671 -        c.  Shut down and remove the disk from drive A>
191673 -             ..
191674 -        d.  Power up the system and XP will recognize the new
191675 -            partitions, ready to install SDS.
191677 -         ..
191678 -    4.  If this is good, let me know I will submit to Wayne.
191680 -         ..
191681 -    5.  If we need some clarification, please let me know.
191683 -  ..
191684 - Since I have not heard from Gary, called him this morning to get
191685 - clarification.
191687 -  ..
191688 - Gary said he sent a letter yesterday with some more information on
191689 - using driveworks to partition a hard drive with a bootable disk.
191691 -  ..
191692 - Explained that Gary's letter has not been received.
191694 -  ..
191695 - Gary checked his computer and found that the letter on partitioning a
191696 - disk, along with another letter on a different matter, were prepared
191697 - and still waiting to be mailed.
191699 -  ..
191700 - Gary pressed the "mail" button, and about a minute later received his
191701 - letters.
191702 -
191703 -
191705 -  ..
191706 - Creating Multiple Logical Drives for SDS is a Two (2) Step Process
191707 - Primary Partition Divided into Extended Partition and Logical Drives
191708 -
191709 - Received ref DRT 2 0001 from Gary responding to the letter requesting
191710 - instructions, ref DIT 1 0001, per above. ref SDS 0 R26K  Gary's letter
191711 - today supplements his letter on 040305 explaining the overall
191712 - operation that requires two (2) major steps....
191714 -                  ..
191715 -             A.  Create an "extended partition" using Driveworks.
191716 -                 ref SDS 2 PI5S  Use the boot disk submitted by Gary
191717 -                 which will both boot the computer and it has the
191718 -                 Driveworks software for creating the extended
191719 -                 partition.  This means the software submitted
191720 -                 several weeks ago on the web is not needed, because
191721 -                 Gary put everything on one floppy disk.
191722 -
191723 -                    [On 040419 Wayne reports floppy disk received from
191724 -                    Gary seems to be defective, reporting fatal errors.
191725 -                    ref SDS 5 FO6L
191727 -                  ..
191728 -                 Creating an Extended Partition divides the disk into
191729 -                 two parts.  The first part is the C> drive, which is
191730 -                 the "Primary Partition," and contains everything
191731 -                 already installed.  The second part has "free
191732 -                 space"for an "Extended Partition."
191734 -                  ..
191735 -             B.  After creating an Extended Partition in step A, remove
191736 -                 the floppy disk and boot the computer normally.  When
191737 -                 XP desktop appears use the "Control Panel" to open
191738 -                 "Administrative Tools" for configuring the "Extended
191739 -                 Partition" created by Driveworks, in step A, into
191740 -                 multiple "logical drives."  The Control Panel can be
191741 -                 opened from the Start and Settings menus or from the
191742 -                 File Manager commonly called "My Computer."
191744 -                  ..
191745 -                 Help for Windows 2000 has instructions on creating
191746 -                 "logical drives".  XP likely has the same support.
191748 -                  ..
191749 -                 To get "Help," open the File Manager called "My
191750 -                 Computer" and select Help from the end of the top line
191751 -                 that shows a row of menu choices.
191753 -                  ..
191754 -                 In Help select the "Index" tab and type in "Logical
191755 -                 Drives."  Help offers several options; the one for
191756 -                 "Managing Logical Drives" seems to have the most help
191757 -                 in Windows 2000 for configuring "logical drives" -- XP
191758 -                 is likely very similar.
191760 -                  ..
191761 -                 Instructions similar to what Gary submits in his
191762 -                 letter today say...
191764 -                  ..
191765 -                 To open Disk Management, click Start, point to
191766 -                 Settings, click Control Panel, double-click
191767 -                 Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer
191768 -                 Management. In the console tree under Storage, click
191769 -                 Disk Management.
191771 -                  ..
191772 -                 For information about using Disk Management, click the
191773 -                 Action menu and then click Help.
191775 -  ..
191776 - Gary says in his letter today....
191777 -
191778 -    1.  Decide on the size for the new partitions. On a 40GB system I
191779 -        used 500MB each. This turned out to be too small to copy all of
191780 -        D: when we wanted. On an 80GB or better drive, I would suggest
191781 -        1GB. ref DRT 2 S565
191783 -  ..
191784 - In a letter on 040229 Wayne indicated his new computer has 143 GB of
191785 - free space available on the hard disk. ref SDS 1 W65O
191787 -  ..
191788 - Computer c13 has a 46 GB hard drive, and is partitioned as follows....
191789 -
191790 -                     c.............. 6.0 GB
191791 -                     d.............. 3.9 GB
191792 -                     e.............. 3.9 GB
191793 -                     f.............. 3.9 GB
191794 -                     g.............. 8.8 GB
191795 -                     h.............. 8.9 GB
191796 -                     i.............. 7.6 GB
191798 -  ..
191799 - g and h have the most space in this scheme, because g is used to store
191800 - content from original installation CDs, like W2K, Windows Office, etc.
191801 - This permits installing from the hard drive, and also adding features
191802 - etc., which has proven to save time -- and h stores installed software
191803 - like Windows office.  The i: drive is where the operating system is
191804 - installed so it is not commingled with other programs.  Isolating
191805 - software elements has proven helpful.  In Wayne's case, he may not
191806 - need nor want g, h, and i to support this type of configuration.
191807 - Since everything except SDS is already installed, considration could
191808 - be given to reducing size of g h and i to 1 or 2 GB as Gary sugests,
191809 - per below. ref SDS 0 5F94
191811 -  ..
191812 - Following this pattern, Wayne might do something like....
191813 -
191814 -                     d.............. 5.0 GB
191815 -                     e.............. 6.0 GB
191816 -                     f.............. 7.0 GB
191817 -                  •  g..............10.0 GB
191818 -                     h..............10.0 GB
191819 -                     i.............. 9.0 GB
191820 -                                  --------
191821 -                                    47........... say 50 GB
191823 -            ..
191824 -        •  See analysis above on sizing g h and i. ref SDS 0 UA71
191826 -         ..
191827 -        This math suggests created an extended partition of 50 GB,
191828 -        which would make the c: drive about 100 GB, depending on how
191829 -        much stuff is already installed, since Wayne indicates he has
191830 -        143 GB free with the current software installed.
191832 -  ..
191833 - Gary continues.....
191834 -
191835 -    2.  Multiply this size by 5 (for drives D, E, F, G, H). This is the
191836 -        required size for the Extended Partition. ref DRT 2 KJ6O
191838 -  ..
191839 - Per above, the extended partition might be 50GB, depending on the
191840 - actual numbers Wayne winds up using. ref SDS 0 LL32
191842 -  ..
191843 - Gary continues...
191844 -
191845 -        a.  Shutdown the machine
191847 -             ..
191848 -        b.  Place the floppy sent in the mail in the drive.
191850 -  ..
191851 - Gary explained in a call this morning that the floppy disk he sent to
191852 - Wayne is a bootable disk and it has the Driveworks code on it, ready
191853 - to go.
191855 -  ..
191856 - Therefore, it is all set to perform step A in the process of creating
191857 - the "extended partition, per above. ref SDS 0 S555
191859 -             ..
191860 -        c.  Turn the machine on.
191862 -  ..
191863 - Gary says the system will boot to the A: prompt.
191864 -
191865 -        d.  The driveworks logo should display. Follow the directions
191866 -            to get to the program. If XP boots up instead of the system
191867 -            booting from the floppy, there is an error in the BIOS
191868 -            setup settings. This is corrected by pressing (usually)
191869 -            <delete> during the boot process to get into setup, and
191870 -            changing the boot sequence (follow the menus, don't monkey
191871 -            with anything else) so that it checks for the floppy drive
191872 -            before the hard drive.
191874 -  ..
191875 - On most computers sold commercially, the BIOS is configured to read
191876 - drive a, and if there is nothing there then read drive c: for boot op
191877 - code.  This is likely way Wayne's computer is configured.
191879 -  ..
191880 - Gary continues...
191881 -
191882 -        e.  Use the program to resize the only partition on the
191883 -            drive. Make it smaller by the total size of the partitions
191884 -            to be created.
191886 -  ..
191887 - This is step A, per above, ref SDS 0 S555, and is accomplished by
191888 - setting the extended partition 50 GB, or the size Wayne decides, per
191889 - above. ref SDS 0 5F94
191891 -  ..
191892 - The result will be that the Primary Pritition, which will be the c:
191893 - drive, will be about 100 GB, and there will be 50 GB of free space in
191894 - the Extended Partition that can then be assigned to logical drives d -
191895 - i, under Step B, per above, ref SDS 0 LK4F, using instructions in the
191896 - XP operating system, per below. ref SDS 0 EB3J
191898 -  ..
191899 - Gary continues....
191900 -
191901 -        f.  Exit the program.
191903 -             ..
191904 -        g.  Remove the floppy.
191906 -             ..
191907 -        h.  Reboot the machine. XP should boot normally, except that
191908 -            "My Computer" should show the drive as smaller.
191910 -             ..
191911 -        i.  Click on: Start -> Programs -> Administrative Tools ->
191912 -            Storage -> (I think) Disk Management. This can be located
191913 -            from the Help if I have it wrong.
191915 -             ..
191916 -        j.  Use the tool to create an Extended Partition in NTFS
191917 -            format. Make it the size of the total free space.
191919 -             ..
191920 -        k.  Create Logical Drives in the Extended Partition at the size
191921 -            determined. final Logical Drive won't be exactly the same
191922 -            size as the others due to es of how the drive is actually
191923 -            designed. Just use whatever space is left after creating
191924 -            the first 4. I am trying to recall the options from memory
191925 -            -- if given the choices, create drives and partitions at
191926 -            the beginning of the free space.  Select the option to
191927 -            format the Logical Drives as they are created.
191929 -         ..
191930 -    3.  You should now have drive letters C - H. I don't think that it
191931 -        even requires a reboot.
191932 -
191934 -  ..
191935 - Submitted ref DIT 3 0001 to Wayne linked to this record with
191936 - additional guidance. ref SDS 0 5F9P
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191938 -     [On 040419 Wayne reports floppy disk received from Gary seems to
191939 -     be defective, reporting fatal errors. ref SDS 5 FO6L
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