I recently got a couple Dell LS Latitudes to learn about and of course, use. I'm a bit of a tinkerer, and I'm finding with Dell's direct approach, these are somewhat easy to assemble and even enhance... While in that regard I'm referring to the graphics card options, my first Dell LS is the LS model that is about 6 years old, the PP01S, or L400 (a variation IIRC) that has no built in drives, one USB 1.1 (1.0?) and HDD slot. It also allows only one PC Card slot in it's thin chassis and is a Pentium 3 option at 400, 500 and 700MHz. I got the 500MHz version, and my first modern HDD for it was a $90 Fujitsu that is 100GB and 4200RPM.
To format this one from the getgo without any accessories, I opted to use my Windows ME Restore disk for my first PC, a 700MHz Celeron eTower eMachine desktop. The restore for ME uses Norton Ghost in a two disk read and write method then ejects the disks.
At the point the image restored to the blank disk ( and why I love this effortless method) I moved the 2.5 drive to the Dell and did my initial boot. They both have Intel's North and South gates from the same year, basically so the Dell loaded all needed drivers from the Cab directory of Options in Windows!
Anyway, with the original size of 30GB on the desktop easily eclipsed, should I consider doing an XP/Win2000 double partition/boot on this 100GB spaced drive?
I have not done this before but it is of interest as I think it's possible. I could use the newer OS for more hardware use. I have read that due to Win9x's FAT system, the NTFS side of the XP/2K can't be used, I don't think that would be a big drawback or would it defeat the purpose in the long run??