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pheonix7597 11-16-2008 06:15 AM

lost my disk space after formatting the fedora installed usb
 
i have installed fedora 8 on my 4 gb pen drive. one day i formatted, but i couldnot get my 4 gb space. i got only 196 mb. how to recover my space. now there is no fedora in it. tell me the process to recover in windows environment. i tried fdisk, chkdisk but nothing worked. please do let me know.

watcher69b 11-16-2008 07:25 AM

the 196mb you see is the grub partition from when you installed F8 on the stick. The best thing to do would be to use gparted or linux to delete all partitions, re-format the thumb drive as FAT file system and then re-format it under windows

Junior Hacker 11-16-2008 03:37 PM

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The best thing to do would be to use gparted or linux to delete all partitions, re-format the thumb drive as FAT file system and then re-format it under windows
This is completely wrong, you may have comprehension skill issues.

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tell me the process to recover in windows environment.
In Windows XP, plug the pen drive in, go to Control Panel/Performance and Maintenance/Computer Management/Disk Management (probably need to use admin. account), and highlight the/a partition and right click/delete partition. Do this for every partition on the pen drive. Then right click on the empty space and select "format" to re-format with FAT32 file system which is the default for USB flash drives.

watcher69b 11-17-2008 06:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Junior Hacker (Post 3344001)
This is completely wrong, you may have comprehension skill issues.

OK, dont be a window licker
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i tried fdisk, chkdisk but nothing worked. please do let me know.
guess what windows system manger uses in the back ground. Oh that right fdisk; system manager is just a gui front end...

Also Windows fdisk will not see the ext3 partitions that Fedora usually creates.
That being said I guess gparted (partition magic) isn't such a bad idea since he clearly stated that windows fdisk wont work

Junior Hacker 11-17-2008 10:06 AM

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Originally Posted by watcher69b (Post 3344700)
Also Windows fdisk will not see the ext3 partitions that Fedora usually creates.

A partition is a partition, the information regarding partitions is written in the MBR. It does not matter what format it has because you do not get partition information from the file system.
What does the B.S. stand for in your signature..."Bull shit"?

You should remove "B.S. in Computer Science" from your signature because you made it clear that you do not have this qualification. And I will remind you and other readers when I stumble upon your posts in the future.


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