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Old 10-16-2003, 09:33 AM   #16
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Strange. XP should give you the option to format in fat32. Have you tried creating smaller partitions than the whole 65G? It might be too big for FAT32 - don't remeber if it had size limitations but I know that people complain of bad performance when the partition is too big (I think>30Gor so) so you might want to have smaller partitions anyway.

I don't see why the MBR would have anything to do with it. It's strictly for booting from that drive and you are not doing that...but maybe windows is strange.
Old 10-16-2003, 09:41 AM   #17
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What version of PartitionMagic were you using? Are you using PartitionMagic from Windows or Linux?

PS: There are packages you can install to let you read an NTFS partition. Try here.

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Old 10-16-2003, 09:42 AM   #18
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Indeed you were correct!!

The largest FAT32 partition that XP can format is 32768GB ... I took a wild stab at that remembering my 2's theory!!

What I'll do is break it up into 20, 20 and 25.

Does anyone know the pros and cons of NTFS vs FAT32, other than Linux cant write NTFS files?

Old 10-16-2003, 09:50 AM   #19
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By the way...I had just bought the Partition Magic 8.0 for Windows. Not Linux.

My sole reason for bringing up this Linux system is to safeguard myself from a major virus or other attack on my computer here at home. Viruses are getting so sophisticated...their mode of infection, and how quickly it can spread. If something happens now in Windows, I am not "down". One of the reason I want the FAT32 partitions is so I can save critical Windows files incase of an event


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