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Subject: RE: formatting larger drives

RE: formatting larger drives

From: rob powell <rob_at_rinty.plus.com>
Date: 2005-08-05

Cheers Mate, haven't had to use Dos for a few years.

Rob

-----Original Message-----
From: rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se
[mailto:rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se]On Behalf Of Sean Clark Hess
Sent: 05 August 2005 18:10
To: Rockbox development
Subject: Re: formatting larger drives

To get Dos from XP:

Either hit the windows key + r, then type cmd
Or go to Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Command Prompt

Good luck!
-sean

On 8/5/05, Mark Bright <mark@redbreva.co.uk> wrote:
>
> I would suggest using SwissKnife
> http://www.compuapps.com/Download/swissknife/swissknife.htm
>
> The link is from the Rockbox Useful Tools webpage
>
http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/UsefulTools#Disk_Utilities
>
> Mark
>
> |-----Original Message-----
> |From: rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se
> |[mailto:rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se] On Behalf Of rob powell
> |Sent: 05 August 2005 17:57
> |To: Lee Pilgrim; Rockbox development
> |Subject: RE: formatting larger drives
> |
> |Great, thanks. But in winXP, do I need to get to a DOS prompt
> |to use it, and if so how do you do that in XP? fortunately I
> |was brought up on DOS, so I've used it before.
> |
> |Rob
> |
> |-----Original Message-----
> |From: rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se
> |[mailto:rockbox-bounces@cool.haxx.se]On Behalf Of Lee Pilgrim
> |Sent: 05 August 2005 17:43
> |To: Rockbox development
> |Subject: Re: formatting larger drives
> |
> |
> |You can use this tool: http://www.mager.org/mkdosfs/ It is
> |command line, but you should find it to not be very hard to use.
> |
> |On 8/5/05, rob powell <rob@rinty.plus.com> wrote:
> |> Hi all, I need some help. I've got an archos studio 20 for a
blind
> |> friend. I've upgraded the HD, (or got a friend to do it), but
don't
> |> know how I can format the 80GB Hitachi hard drive that we've put
> |into
> |> it. It's a travelstar.
> |>
> |> I'm running XP home edition on one machine, and professional on
> |> another. Both have service pack 2. As far as I know, Xp won't
> |format
> |> a fat 32 drive that large. I could really do with not having to
buy
> |> the software, and ideally it should be useable with speech on the
> |> computer, as I'm visually impaired as well. If it uses a similar
> |> interface to the windows explorer one, then it's probable that it
> |> would work fine.
> |>
> |> Thanks, very much for any help, I'm hoping to make my friend a
> |present
> |> of it this weekend.
> |>
> |> Rob
> |>
> |> Rob
> |> --
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> |
> |--
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