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A21m IBM Think Pad type 2628

Have acquired a hard drive caddy on l which I have installed the original 10gb hard drive, which replaces the `d` drive on my laptop but the problem is that it is also still installed with the original indows XP Proff. O/P system,i am unable to format as Windows says it is still working How do I overcome this?

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Re: A21m IBM Think Pad type 2628

Hi raceydave, u can better delete the extended partition which will be show in disk management it will be show as unallocated space then try to install linux

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