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Old 10-22-2006, 11:05 PM   #1
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Yeah, I'm new to Linux, and I've been trying to partition my usb flash drive (2GB), into 2 partitions, (one for linux actually and the other for random files). I've been trying to do it with cfdisk, and I'm pretty sure I did it right, making 2 primary partitions, one 500mb, the other 1.5 gb, however when I write the partition table and exit cfdisk, I can't see the second partition, although it shows it in cfdisk. When I took a look at it with the disk management in Windows, it shows the second partition there, but if I try to give it a drive letter, it gives me the error that the partition or volume hasn't been enabled. So I guess the overall question is, how do I "enable" this second partition, (which takes up 3/4th of the usb drive so I kinda need it)?
Old 10-22-2006, 11:45 PM   #2
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man mkfs.ext3

You created a partition but you haven't put a file system on it yet. you can't mount it until you 'format' it..

Why do you need multiple partitions ? I use my USB drive as is with the Fat32 file system that came on it, and I mount it in Windows and Linux.. There was never any need to repartition or change the file system to make it work in either OS.

Also if you DO create that file system as ext3 windows won't be able to access it.. I really think it's best to keep it as Fat32 unless you have some compelling reason not to..
Old 10-22-2006, 11:53 PM   #3
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Lol..I dunno...I was just trying to follow these directions I dont't get it though because I set the type as FAT just like the first partition, so I would've figured it was already "formatted"


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