Here's the whole picture and what I've done and what happened so far. I've always only had 1 HD with just 1 partition. But I wanted to make a copy of it, so I bought a 2nd. HD and Norton Ghost 2003.
OK. Today I set the new drive up as a slave (which in this case meant no jumpers were needed.) I left my original drive set as master as far as jumpers were concerned. I didn't do anything with formatting.
So I next physically installed the new HD and connected up cables and power. When I booted up, eveything was just as before. My floppy was A drive, my original HD was C; my card reader was D, my CDROM was E and my CDRW was E. Everything worked as before. No drive letters changed.
I did notice that if I clicked "Add New Hardware" in the Control Panel, and clicked "Next" a few times, the new drive was listed by its serial #. A few more clicks told me only that "it was working properly".
1. Was this behavior what you would have expected? I had half-expected all my drive letters to be changed to some order that included a new letter for the new drive.
2. Am I now ready to go ahead with Norton Ghost 2003 and follow its instructions to copy my original HD to my new HD. (I will be reading Norton Ghost 2003 ReadMe or Help files carefully before I go further in this job and googling as this is all new to me. If I'ml not ready to go ahead, what should I do first?