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Old 06-15-2005, 12:50 PM   #1
Steve Riley
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format and partition USB disk


I have a small USB disk. Suse 9.2 mounts it fine. But I want to format it and put a Linux partition on it. When I do fdisk on it, it does create a partition that I can use, but then when I look at the disk from the desktop, I still see the previous files on it from the FAT32 partition! If I go back to fdisk, I don't see the FAT32 partition listed.

What am I missing? How can I format the disk and give it 1 Linux partition?

Thanks,

SR
 
Old 06-15-2005, 01:41 PM   #2
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I've formated USB-disks using the partition manager in YaST.
 
Old 06-16-2005, 10:57 AM   #3
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rokka,

I tried that and it completely hosed my machine!

Fortunately I had a recent backup. Thank goodness for Knoppix and dd.
 
Old 06-16-2005, 11:01 AM   #4
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After using fdisk did you create a file system? i.e mkfs.ext3 /dev/sda ?
 
Old 06-16-2005, 12:37 PM   #5
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No. I went through Yast when my machine crashed. I think I figured out how to do it through command line and will do it that way from now on!
 
  


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