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Old 12-31-2004, 03:27 PM   #1
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external corrupt hdd -> formating to fat32


Ok i have a 200 GB external hard drive that has gotten corrupted for some reason. I can't access it at all, but with a special app was able to salvage most of my prized data. Now i was wondering how can i get around to formating this external drive to fat32 (need to use it with windows partition). I'd prefer to use a gui (kde or console) over cui. Anyone know a good formatting app that can get this magic done? I can't mount the drive, so it will have to detect it or something like that. Thanks.
 
Old 12-31-2004, 03:35 PM   #2
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hi there

u can use
fdisk


or u can use some of the tools here

www.ultimatebootcd.com

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Old 12-31-2004, 03:43 PM   #3
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fdisk is very pretty and i don't doubt of its power, but how would i format my /dev/sda drive to a universally correct fat32 system using it? The man doesn't say much ><. Sorry to bother again :P, but a little code would help. Thanks.
 
Old 12-31-2004, 03:51 PM   #4
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hi there

what about the link i posted?

u can format ur SCSI drives using the tools available from there

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Old 12-31-2004, 04:01 PM   #5
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I looked at it but the tools i looked at individually were for windows. I'll just download the whole cd then, it's probably a usefull tool too. Thanks for the link.
 
Old 12-31-2004, 11:46 PM   #6
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the CD is s bootable CD
u do not need any OS to run these tools

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Old 01-01-2005, 06:25 AM   #7
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Yes, but to individual install the programs like Ranish Partition Manager it turns out it's a .exe and unless you use wine you can't run it, and if you run it with wine it'll work poorly at best. I know the CD loads up a primitive OS to run, but the individual tools are .exe.
 
Old 01-01-2005, 08:50 AM   #8
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Thank you, masand! What a great set of tools.
 
  


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