I use a ZIP USB Drive (100Mg) to keep copies of my work
My old IBM Aptiva came to the end of its life and a local business built me a replacement into a MiniQ Case - Intel Celeron 2600, XP Home, 512Mg RAM. Apparently it has a Linux Partition that allows it to operate without Windows. No use to me but it has so I could.
The Problem: Before I copy my file system onto a ZIP Disk, I Format it.
However, when I try to Format the Zip Disk: > Properties > Format > I get a Pop-up box which says: > “Because the disk in drive C: is your boot disk, IomegaWare will not format the disk”.
“My Computer” displays the drives as follows, when the ZIP Drive is connected. When the ZIP is disconnected, C: is unallocated.
A - 3½ Floppy B – Unallocated, I assume that this is the hidden Linux partition. C – Zip 100 D – DVD-RW Drive E – Local Disk
My guess is that the Local Disk should be allocated to C: rather than E:
Then the ZIP Drive would be allocated to E: when it is plugged in, or is the problem deeper?
However I am not sure if I should change the current allocation.
I have a set of instructions as to how to do it, but have not the relevant knowledge to know whether this is the right course of action.