First things first- a few years back, I'd've been all over this in an instant. However, marriage n kids have dulled the spideysenses.. so..
Upgrading my xbox from 120 to 250gb. Cloned it using chimp with the bit by bit clone.
F drive is now stuck at 25GB free, yet it's blank. Nothing there, and it's the same size as the leftover space on my original 120gb. I've tried formatting it using Chimp, XBoxpartitioner 1.3, and the softmod format menu, even redone the soft mod. Flummoxed. Nothing seems to do it.
Running a crystal box, enigma set to ntsc and the highdef av pack.
Which option in the menu did you use to clone, was it byte to byte as when putting a larger drive in mine i think i used the other option as byte to byte is just for cloning the same size. Sounds like that could be the issue. Been awhile since i did one but think thats right, if i am wrong someone please slap me down hard for being a dong.
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First thing to check if using the UnleashX dash is that F:\ and G:\ (latter if applicable) are actually enabled in the System > Settings.
I think you have to reboot afterwards for the extended drives to appear correctly.
If its not that, as Biggsy666 ^ asked: which Chimp option did you use and when?
With the most recent versions of Chimp I think you can now format the extended partitions there and then with the new HDD still attached as Slave.
With earlier versions you have to lock the Slave HDD after the cloning and shutdown. Swap it to Master, install it as the new Xbox HDD, re-boot and use Chimp or XBPartitioner v1.3 to format the extended drive(s) as required.
With Chimp and a HDD that size I'd use the option to allocate all the space to F:\.
Just upgraded from stock drive to 320GB drive. did NOT use the byte to byte option. use the default option 2 to clone the partitions and then decide... do you want an F: or do you want an F: an G: than, after reboot, make sure g is in enabled in system settings. beyond that, xbox partioner 1.3 should allow you to format and extend G:
Yeah, I cloned it bit by bit. I know I didn't set it to clone the f drive either. Funnily enough, I added a bit to one of the tutorials about how to ensure f drive is cloned- press the left thumbstick in. I'll go back n start the process again n let you know how i get on. As always, thanks for the help n advice.
Yup. HD has gone. Tried chimp again and HD is not ready for command. Still clicking too. Disappointed that it's gone- ide drives seem to be difficult to find. Still, got receipt so back to cex tomorrow, and on the plus side, I've now got 100gb free for Coinops massive installation...