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Subject: Re: unable to format hard drive?
From: rockboxmailinglist_at_gmx.net
Date: 2004-02-26


J> My JBR20 has an 80 gig drive in it.
 
J> (...)

J> Any advice? (I don't have access currently to a linux box, just win2k or
J> MacOS X).
 
As much as I know Windows 2000 is unable to format drives exceeding a
certain capacity with FAT32. I had a similar problem with an imagetank
that has a 20 GB hard disk built-in - I couldn't format it using my
laptop with Windows 2000 on it. So I tried it again with the
imagetank connected to my desktop computer running Windows XP - there
it worked.

If you don't have access to a Windows XP machine you should try
Knoppix as Mike Holden stated in another message. Knoppix can be
booted completey from CD-ROM, no installation required. It should be
able to format your drive with FAT32.

Carsten

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