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Subject: Re: Is my hard drive locked? Need help with Linux unlock

Re: Is my hard drive locked? Need help with Linux unlock

From: Linus Nielsen Feltzing <>
Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2003 02:32:17 +0100

Honda wrote:
> This is exactly what I do.

I just partitioned and formatted my JB6000, just to test:

[root_at_linus root]# fdisk /dev/sdc

Command (m for help): o
Building a new DOS disklabel. Changes will remain in memory only,
until you decide to write them. After that, of course, the previous
content won't be recoverable.

Warning: invalid flag 0x0000 of partition table 4 will be corrected by

Command (m for help): n
Command action
    e extended
    p primary partition (1-4)
Partition number (1-4): 1
First cylinder (1-776, default 1):
Using default value 1
Last cylinder or +size or +sizeM or +sizeK (1-776, default 776):
Using default value 776

Command (m for help): t
Selected partition 1
Hex code (type L to list codes): c
Changed system type of partition 1 to c (Win95 FAT32 (LBA))

Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/sdc: 6007 MB, 6007357440 bytes
240 heads, 63 sectors/track, 776 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 15120 * 512 = 7741440 bytes

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdc1 1 776 5866528+ c Win95 FAT32 (LBA)

Command (m for help): w
The partition table has been altered!

Calling ioctl() to re-read partition table.

WARNING: If you have created or modified any DOS 6.x
partitions, please see the fdisk manual page for additional
Syncing disks.
[root_at_linus root]# mkdosfs -F 32 -n Jukebox /dev/sdc1
mkdosfs 2.8 (28 Feb 2001)
[root_at_linus root]#

Worked perfectly.

Received on 2003-11-04

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