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Heres my situation,
I have been using XP for a while now with a 250GB HD. I had 40GB for C and about 190-something for D (which is where I kept all my data). Recently I have re-installed SuSe on my computer and have a dual-boot going. When I setup SuSe I gave it 50GB from the D drive. So now I've got about 70GB of free space floating around.
I want to use this space as a swap drive between SuSe and Windows.
Heres my problem,
I cant figure out how to format that chunk of space to FAT32. Windows can see it with the Disk Management tool but my only option is NTFS. I try to use the YaST Partition tool but it doesnt even see that chunk of space.
So I checked some forums and heard about QTParted, but apparently I can't get it for SuSe. So I tried cfdisk and when I type the command 'cfdisk hda' I get this error: 56;24HFATAL ERROR: Cannot open disk drive57;28HPress any key to exit fdisk
So now I'm kind of lost. I've searched on Google and in forums and I have a lot of usefull information about formatting your whole harddrive and repartitioning the whole thing, but nothing that really suits my needs.
Windows XP is limited to creating and formating a FAT32 parition up to 32GB.
Have you created a partition from this free space?
You can use either fdisk, cfdisk or qtparted to create the partition.
The correct syntax is:
To format it use:
mkdosfs -F 32 /dev/hdax (Where x is the partition number)