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Old 04-03-2005, 05:17 PM   #1
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Extra Hard Drive FAT32 cant be read


I have an extra 250gig IDE HDD that nothing is installed on or anything that Linux can read fine. I formatted it to FAT32 in Linux. However, it does not show up in Windows. This wouldn't be bad if the Java SDK will not install because X: is invalid AND I HAVE A PROGRAM DUE IN SIX HOURS.
 
Old 04-03-2005, 05:27 PM   #2
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Just curious,
Can you see the drive through the disk management utility of windows (assuming it's XP or W2K)
 
Old 04-03-2005, 05:39 PM   #3
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hold on ill check
but if i can, ___________________
 
Old 04-03-2005, 05:42 PM   #4
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Yes, it is there, but it considers it Disk0 and the Windows/Linux Disk1 (why/how this is I do not know)
when i right click the extra/250 my only option is to convert it to dynamic disk
i dont know if i want to do that
i just want it to appear in my computer i guess or at least find a way to get past the error when installing JDK
 
Old 04-03-2005, 05:46 PM   #5
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Question Just a thought, ...

I thought FAT32 would not work with a partition larger then 137 Gb. Then again I could be wrong.
 
Old 04-03-2005, 05:49 PM   #6
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Well it works in Linux but is taht windows?
either way is there a way i can get around it real fast or something i dont know
theres no reason the JDK should give me installation errors
 
Old 04-03-2005, 05:53 PM   #7
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My Suggestion

Try a FAT32 partition that windows will work with,
in fact if you partition & format from windows, the new partition should also work with Linux
 
Old 04-03-2005, 05:54 PM   #8
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Andrew,
you have to format the disk as NTFS other wise it won't work!
its becuz your disk is very large, to be able to use FAT32 you need to create several partitions less than 64Gb each.
 
Old 04-03-2005, 05:56 PM   #9
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windows wont even let me format it


but if that is true why would it work in linux

not important i HAVE To get this java done
 
Old 04-03-2005, 05:56 PM   #10
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I guess you could try to resize it so that windows will recognize it - if that IS the problem. I know that the disk management utility in windows has an upper limit on the size of FAT partition you can create, something like 40G, although I've created larger ones using other disk management tools that windows has been able to read ok, so I don't really know if this will correct the problem.
 
Old 04-03-2005, 06:02 PM   #11
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I JUST UNPLUGGED THE HARD DRIVE COMPLETELY... JDK STILL SAYS 'INVALID DRIVE: X:' LIKE I EVEN CARE, BUT I CANNOT CONTINUE INSTALLATION

if someone could just tell me how to complie a damn java file in linux this would all be fine
 
Old 04-03-2005, 06:17 PM   #12
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Using GCC to run a Java program is familiar to anyone who has used it for C or C++ programs. To compile the Java program MyJavaProg.java, type:

gcj -c -g -O MyJavaProg.java

To link it, use the command:

gcj --main=MyJavaProg -o MyJavaProg MyJavaProg.o

This is just like compiling a C++ program mycxxprog.cc:

g++ -c -g -O mycxxprog.cc

and then linking to create an executable mycxxprog:

g++ -o mycxxprog mycxxprog.o

You have to have gcj installed, it comes with gcc, its a seperate package though.

About your drive, re-partition it!
 
Old 04-03-2005, 06:24 PM   #13
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i just formatted the drive to ntfs so it would allow me to install jdk so thats done back on windows now for a second
i probably wont go back to linux until i can find out how to:

- READ AND WRITE to a 250gig drive from both windows and linux
- INSTALL ATI DRIVERS THAT IVE ALREADY DOWNLOADED THE CORRECT PACKAGE FOR
- maybe get like keyboard/mouse drivers would be nice too
 
Old 04-03-2005, 06:33 PM   #14
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Quote:
- READ AND WRITE to a 250gig drive from both windows and linux
Why don't u enable ntfs on linux then?
Either recompile your kernel with ntfs support or get kernel modules rpms from ntfs-linux project at sourceforge.

About Installing ATI drivers, try it, if you have problem post the details here so that we can help.
you don't need additional keyboard/mouse drivers, they'll run with generic support. what problem are u having?
 
Old 04-03-2005, 06:42 PM   #15
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I have fedora core 3 and i heard that ntfs really sucks even if you can enable it which im not good enough to

ive posted at least 10 times about the ati drivers
i downloaded the package, double clicked it, said it installed. this is where i am. i ahve no idea what to do after that to do things like: make 3d run deacently, enable a secondary monitor, change resolution up to 2048x1536 (it IS added in the list in that one text file, but i am not allowed to choose it prob since i need drivers?)

the keyboard has a bunch of hotkey type buttons that id like to set and the mouse has back, forward, and scroll buttons, none of them work. id say the scroll wheel only works half the time. numlock i have to engage at every startup.
logitech mx cordless duo
 
  


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