How to convert second MBR HD to allow > 4 primaries?

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How to convert second MBR HD to allow > 4 primaries?

Postby Ambertus » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:07 pm

My boot drive has BIBM 1.39 installed, and I don't need more than 4 primary partitions on it. However, I want to set up a secondary MBR-formatted hard disk to have more than 4 primaries, and I want most of them to be bootable.

Is that possible? How would I do it, please?

Thanks!
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Re: How to convert second MBR HD to allow > 4 primaries?

Postby Brian K » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:27 pm

Ambertus wrote:
>. However, I want to set up a secondary MBR-formatted hard
> disk to have more than 4 primaries, and I want most of them to be bootable.
>
Ambertus,

Easy. Just make the second HD an EMBR disk.

Be careful when installing OS to the second HD. Otherwise you could get booting files installed to the BIBM HD.

http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=339

http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/kb/article.php?id=169
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Re: How to convert second MBR HD to allow > 4 primaries?

Postby Ambertus » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:43 am

Thanks again for your valuable help, Brian!

I was uncertain about how to go about it because I didn't want to risk losing the partitions that were already there. But I should have realized that the Terabyte developers would have anticipated this need and designed accordingly.

Great work, you people! :D
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