Originally Posted by royeo
I bought Partition Magic just so I could format a partition fat32. It works, both Linux and Windows can read and write to it (for a while). But over time I have actually lost a lot of files and it finally came to pass that Linux couldn't even write to it. Can somebody tell me how to format it fat32 in Linux. I'm willing to not have Windows access.
Linux can absolutely make a fat32 partition. I've made fat32 partition numerous times. Here's a short rundown:
mkdosfs -c -F 32 -v /dev/<disk><partition>
change disk and partition according to your setup.
Interesting thing is that windows doesn't allow you to create more than 32 GB of fat32 partition (i.e. using windows partition tool...not something like partition magic) while Linux will do it for you.