Full Install

pbeasleypbeasley Registered User
So here's a general question. I know originally the FPSPKG was for software upgrade only, and the Iso image was to do a full install, which also resulted in wiping out all the shows.

My memory is that part of the BIOS 17 implementation was a partitioning of the hard disk so that the full install would not always wipe out all the show files.

So, is my memory incorrect? Did things get changed so a full install also wipes out the data on the second partition? what's really going on with the HDD and the full install?


  • SBlairSBlair Registered User, HES Alumni
    edited April 2005
    A Full install still completely wipes the drive, but you can do an Upgrade install from the Bios menu that will leave the showfiles intact.

  • pbeasleypbeasley Registered User
    edited April 2005
    ok... so is the drive in 1 or 2 partitions? If 2 partitions, why?
  • SBlairSBlair Registered User, HES Alumni
    edited April 2005
    It is split into two partitions. This allows for doing the Upgrade recovery from the Bios menu without wiping the shows partition. Doing a Full upgrade will wipe the shows partition along with the O/S partition.
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