Troubleshooting: legacy HD

Hey,

I recently got a 20GB legacy drive to augment my 10.2GB legacy drive, which I've been using exclusively since my brand-new 80GB drive died.

When I attempted to fdisk the 20GB drive, however, I was unable to write a new partition table to the disk. That's a problem because I want to set it up with mountpoints for /home and /var, and the current setup is awkward for that--not to mention it's all in NTFS, and I was planning on using ReiserFS.

Could anyone suggest a solution, or at least tell me what might be wrong?

Thank you.

<i>Athlon 2800
Sapphire Radeon 9600 Pro
Biostar M7NCD mobo
512MB PC2700 RAM
I need an upgrade already</i>
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  1. Have you tried using the manufacturer's disk utilities?

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  2. www.ultimatebootcd.com has free boot CD's that let you load just about any free floppy utility. It has recent versions of the diagnostic programs for every type of hard drive.

    Is legacy a brand of hard drive? Or do you mean that it is an IDE reather than SATA?
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