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You will need to change the partition ID to ntfs or FAT32 using linux fdisk.
You can use the disk management via the computer management tool to create a filesystem. The max FAT32 filesystem that XP can create is 32GB. The XP console tool is diskpart.
Yes, in Windows XP, the Computer Management Tool(accessible from Administrative Tools in the Control Panel) can repartition your drive for you. Just select Storage/Disk Management and use the GUI there to handle the drive.
You can use any partition id because niether Windows and Linux uses this id to format partitions. I do not know if Mac OS requires the proper partition id. It could not hurt to set it though.
Windows 2000/Windows XP can not format a partition that is larger than 32 GB with FAT32. The mkdosfs utility in Linux can format larger than 32 GB or find a Windows 98 installation disk(s) to use the format utility. If you do not have a Windows 98 installation disk, someone has ported mkdosfs to Windows to format partitions larger than Windows 2000/Windows XP can do. The mkdosfs for Windows is already compiled and it is ready to run. I do not recommend using NTFS.