I was running low on hard drive space, so I decided to hook up one of Western Digital's "trusty" old Caviar 22100 2.1G hard drives (1997 vintage). I found that it was half dead and wouldn't even let me repartition it.
So, I decided to do it manually.
If you would like to do this yourself, here are the steps taken:
1. Prepare for fdisk
2. in-Validate the drive.
3. Look for hardware faults.
4. Separate the partitions, and look out for any fragmentation.
5. Admire the results of your hard work - a freshly repartitioned drive!
- Jeff Keyzer, 2/11/01
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