Merge two small disks into one large

NoOp glgxg at
Tue Apr 20 17:57:32 UTC 2010

On 04/20/2010 12:44 AM, Colin Law wrote:
> On 20 April 2010 00:30, NoOp ...
>> You may do that (use VirtualBox) - just be aware that the OSE version
>> doesn't support usb, and that not all bits may work in VB as they do as
>> a standalone install.
> Thanks for that info, the reason I still need windows is to access a
> couple of usb devices that only have windows support.  It looks like
> VB is not an issue for me.

Sorry, forgot to mention that the PUEL version _does_ provide usb support:

>> For the most part you shouldn't have many
>> problems, but there can be issues (video, drivers etc).
>>  However before you do, why not just keep the Win drive as a second
>> drive for awhile until you get the large disk settled in? That will at
>> least give you the ability to boot to Win should something go terribly
>> wrong during the inital stages.
> That is not an option unfortunately.  I have for the moment moved my
> existing disks over to the new mother board and as I feared XP will
> not boot at all.  It seems I may have to re-install XP from scratch on
> the new disk when it arrives.  At least I do not need network access
> from XP so I do not need all the overheads of virus scanners and so
> on.


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