Sorry to add to the collection of dumb questions, BUT ...
My computer has one SATA array (Intel ICH5r RAID - yes, this is the infamous ASUS p4p800!) , and a separate 13Gb HDD which I have configured for Fedora Core 3 with a 11 GB Linux ext3 partition and a 3 GB swap partition
I want to create a 1GB FAT32 partition on the Linux drive so I can copy files from the RAID array (which Linux cannot detect) to the new partition so that FC3 can access them.
I tried parted. The problem is that this requires the Linux drive to be unmounted. But parted resides on that drive. So how can I run it to create a new partition on that drive if the drive is unmounted??? I cannot find out how to run it from a floppy or CD, or any other means. And I cannot run DOS fdisk because it cannot recognize the Linux partitions.