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I just got a new S-ATA drive and I'm trying to format it as FAT32 in linux. I already have a drive exactly like this one installed and set up correctly, but it has been quite a while since I did it, so I think I'm missing something.
When I run fdisk -l the new drive is listed as:
/dev/sdb1 * 1 14582 1172210208+ 7 HPFS/NTFS
I have no idea why it insists it is an NTFS drive though - I have tried these steps multiple times and even after a reboot nothing changes at all! I can read and write to the drive, but the other drive in this computer that is exactly the same displays an extened partition with a FAT32 partition. I want this one set up the same way! Here are my steps:
n ( create new partition )
p ( primary )
1 ( partition number )
c (change type to FAT32)
W ( write the new table)
Then I format it....
mkdosfs -F 32 /dev/sdb1
It does all the steps without error, but when I restart the computer it mounts the drive, and I can use it, but it still is listed as NTFS. What it going on?