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Old 02-25-2005, 02:50 PM   #1
moosturdsoed25
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New Partition not recognized in Windows


Hi all. I started out with ~200mb of FAT32 and ~700MB of a Linux partition on my 1gig USB drive. I want to resize this to equal shares, but when I do so with FDISK in the Flash Linux LiveCD (based on Gentoo), it still has the same size FAT32 partition in Windows. How can I completely reflash my USB drive and start over? (I want 100% FAT32) Thanks

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Old 02-25-2005, 04:05 PM   #2
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Using cfdisk, delete all partitions. Create one of the maximum available size and set the type to FAT32. Format with mkfs.vfat /dev/sdXN
 
Old 02-25-2005, 10:12 PM   #3
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I used cfdisk to make the entire USB key W95 FAT32, but I still don't get how to format the disk. Is what you typed a bash terminal command or what? I am new to this, so please give me explicit instructions on how to format the disk! Thank you!
 
Old 02-25-2005, 10:20 PM   #4
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1. Get to a shell prompt. Any shell will do.
2. Perform mkfs -t vfat /dev/USBKEY
(Replace USBKEY with sda or whichever your usbkey is set up as)
3. It will be formatted.
 
  


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