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accepted Why so many steps in adding new disk and what do they do?
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comment Why so many steps in adding new disk and what do they do?
But if there's just one table is it not possible that one partition has a MBR and another has a GUID? I'm saying it seems like choosing a MBR/GUID seems like something that should be chosen only once per hard drive, but (at least on Windows) the user can choose after making a new partition?
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comment Why so many steps in adding new disk and what do they do?
a partition is created or modified?
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comment Why so many steps in adding new disk and what do they do?
Right. I think you're still missing my point (I admit I'm not doing a good job at explaining it). You state "Initialize: This builds the table of contents for the drive. It's not automatic because in a repair situation it might be a bad idea." According to this site the MBR and GPT are for the "OS know the partition structure of the hard disk". So what I'm saying is wouldn't the GUID or MBR be created at initialize, not when a partition is created? Is there only one GUID/MBR per hard disk and it's rewritten each time
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comment Why so many steps in adding new disk and what do they do?
Sorry I meant GPT (GUID Partition Table) not GUID. What I'm saying is why is GUID or MBR selected when creating a partition if it pertains to the entire hard disk, and by your explanation hard disk initialization is the only thing that effects the entire hard disk.
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comment Why so many steps in adding new disk and what do they do?
Regarding initialize vs partition. How come the option for MBR vs GUID happens when the disk is being partition instead of initialized? My understanding of MBR and GUID is they map the different partitions, so shouldn't this happen at disk initialization?
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comment Why so many steps in adding new disk and what do they do?
So in a nut shell a partition/volume divides space where as formatting dictates how the space is accessed and used?
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comment Why so many steps in adding new disk and what do they do?
wikipedia says there is but I don't find it very clear... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
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comment Why so many steps in adding new disk and what do they do?
for example what's the difference between a partition and a volume?
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asked Why so many steps in adding new disk and what do they do?
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comment Configuring wireless router to give priority to particular computer
@Oxinabox you want to tell me how it's done?
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comment Saving source code of a personal project (made with Netbeans) to the cloud
Can you elaborate? What free account should I make and what does it do?
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comment Saving source code of a personal project (made with Netbeans) to the cloud
I've used Mercurial before and found it too complicated for my needs. How would it be used to sync anything with an online account? Why would you say it should not be as simple as copying full project?
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asked Saving source code of a personal project (made with Netbeans) to the cloud
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comment Configuring wireless router to give priority to particular computer
@Oxinabox sure why not
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asked Configuring wireless router to give priority to particular computer