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On Parted Magic's website I believe he says starting with version 5.3 and up, PM will not be compatible by booting with a usb unless you want to take extra steps. I find it easiest to use by burning it to a dvd. The latest version 11.24 is perfect.
    
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Whats the purpose of "create partition primary align=4096 (1024 is default), press Enter
Note: If you are using multiple disks in RAID 0 use 1024 for the alignment instead of 4096 for best performance."

I've got my m4 in my machine

I updated the bios using my old HHD RAID0

completely shut down

powered back up went in to bios and set everything to defalut but I set the legancy support enable

powered down again

inserted the windows disk and I'm at the load screen

Just stuck about why I want to create a partition. Newbie here, sorry if this is a stupid question.
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Whats the purpose of "create partition primary align=4096 (1024 is default), press Enter
Note: If you are using multiple disks in RAID 0 use 1024 for the alignment instead of 4096 for best performance."

I've got my m4 in my machine

I updated the bios using my old HHD RAID0

completely shut down

powered back up went in to bios and set everything to defalut but I set the legancy support enable

powered down again

inserted the windows disk and I'm at the load screen

Just stuck about why I want to create a partition. Newbie here, sorry if this is a stupid question.

To install windows onto lol.
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I'm saying whats the point in going from 1024 to 4096? Why do you have to do it like this vs just going to the menu on windows?

Sean, thank you for all your help in all this. Really Just trying to learn.
Edited by Djstorm100 - 12/19/11 at 2:31pm
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I'm saying whats the point in going from 1024 to 4096? Why do you have to do it like this vs just going to the menu on windows?

Sean, thank you for all your help in all this. Really Just trying to learn.

There is a whole thing about it on the facts section in the second post.

Basically it is just more optimal for the drive over 1024.
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I use parted magic on a CD and it works fine. the bootable usb works fine as well for dos .exe programs as well. Just not .isofiles like parted magic. You need to do what andy said http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ That ways works fine as well.

I did use unetbootin.
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I use parted magic on a CD and it works fine. the bootable usb works fine as well for dos .exe programs as well. Just not .isofiles like parted magic. You need to do what andy said http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ That ways works fine as well.

I did use unetbootin.

Use a CD then. Or even better...don't even worry about the secure erase lol.
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Use a CD then. Or even better...don't even worry about the secure erase lol.

I mean...does secure erease even boost performance?
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Use a CD then. Or even better...don't even worry about the secure erase lol.

I mean...does secure erease even boost performance?

Older drives it does, newer ones however you don't need to. I noticed no increase before after a secure erase...except when I had an odd issue.
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I use parted magic on a CD and it works fine. the bootable usb works fine as well for dos .exe programs as well. Just not .isofiles like parted magic. You need to do what andy said http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ That ways works fine as well.

I did use unetbootin.

Bradley... it's not UNetbootin... It's the downloaded Distro of parted magic 2011_11_24. I created a new USB drive with UNetbootin using the new download. Although parted magic does load.. you can watch it, it reaches a point where the video driver turns off. Blank black screen. I haven't yet burned this iso to disk to see if it will boot all the way from CD. I usually just use a CD. Bradley why did you make me try a USB drive... tongue.gif I'll try later to see if i can figure out what's wrong with the distro.

I ran the same procedure with the .iso from parted magic 6.0. booted to the USB.. bang, right into Parted Magic. So, if you choose to run from a USB drive, use an older version of Parted magic.
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