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Old 07-31-2007, 03:27 AM   #1
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Unhappy 1GB Pen drive not working after formatting in Linux

Hi folks,

I am trying to install RHEL 5.I have a SATA hard disk.To apply the patch ata_piix-0.93c-1c.tar i used the Pen drive.Then the same pen drive is shown up as /dev/sdb. Then it asked do you want to format /dev/sdb.I clciked ok without knowing that /sdb is the Pen drive. Now when i insert the same pendrive in my windows,it is detecting the pen drive,but shows the free space as 0 Bytes and when i click on the Removable disk(:L) i.e., the pen drive folder,it says please insert the disk.

I can't understand why this is happening.How could i get back my Pen drive to normal state.Please suggest.

P.s: This is my friend's pen drive .If i doesn;t return it to him in a good condition he will definitely screw me .so please help me to recover the pen drive.

Thanks in advance.

Old 07-31-2007, 04:19 AM   #2
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Sounds like the pen drive was formatted with a Linux filesystem. The output of
fdisk -l
as root (that's a lowercase L after the dash) with the drive plugged in will tell you what format it is. If it's not fat32/ntfs, windows won't recognise it by default.

To get it back to how it was, either format it in windows, or format it in linux with fat32 as the filesystem.
Old 07-31-2007, 10:43 PM   #3
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Thanks's working.


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