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Subject: Re: Rockbox Digest, Vol 3, Issue 35
From: Laurent (lodesi2_at_yahoo.fr)
Date: 2004-04-09


fdisk may need a "sync" command after partitionning...
and for mkfs.vfat and mkdosfs, i'm not sure they both have the same
behaviour. while they are both symlinks to mkfs they may differ, like
mplayer which launch the gui when launched from the symlink gmplayer.
But I won't try it because I don't want to erase my 15Go of mp3 :)

Lodesi

Le ven 09/04/2004 à 00:38, Isaac Kriegman a écrit :
> >>You should try to do a 'cfdisk /dev/sda1' before an
> >>'mkfs.vfat -F 32 /dev/sda1'...
> >>I'm not sure, but that's what worked for me!
> >>
> >>
> >
> >'cfdisk /dev/sda' - not sda1.
> >But nothing bad will happen - just won't work.
> >AFAIK 'fdisk /dev/sda' does the same, so it should have worked fine.
> >And mkfs.vfat and mkdosfs are one and the same, so he did it correctly.
> >
> >
> Thats what I was thinking, but I decided to give it a try and lo and
> behold it worked.
>
> The chief difference that I noticed is that cfdisk didn't see the
> partition that I'd made with fdisk. Odd, but true. (I'm about 90% sure
> that I did fdisk twice or more and after the first time it showed the
> new partition. Should I need to restart my computer to partition my
> archos? fdisk gives some sort of notice like that, which I ignored,
> because it seemed too tedious. I did unplug and replug the archos,
> hoping that would be enough.) Once the partition was made with cfdisk,
> I tried everything again, and it seemed to work.
>
> - Zac
>
> >Could mkdosfs have chosen a different sector or cluster size - one that
> >neither rockbox nor archos is comfortable with?
> >
> >
>
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