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Subject: RE: unable to format hard drive?
From: John Eckman (jeckman_at_molecular.com)
Sorry - should have specified in my original email.
Partition Manager can format FAT32 drives of 80 gigs - it is how I originally formatted the drive.
Windows 2000's built-in formatting (in Device Manager or at a DOS prompt) won't format larger drives - but it is failing even if I try to make it NTFS.
If I use a Linux distro, anyone have good directions on formatting a USB attached disk in Linux as FAT32?
From: rockbox-bounces_at_cool.haxx.se on behalf of rockboxmailinglist_at_gmx.net
Sent: Thu 2/26/2004 9:49 AM
To: Rockbox development
Subject: Re: unable to format hard drive?
J> My JBR20 has an 80 gig drive in it.
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
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.
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