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Subject: Re: formatting under linux
From: Laurent (
Date: 2004-04-07

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!

On Wed, 2004-04-07 at 21:54, Isaac Kriegman wrote:
> I set the partition type to c with fdisk
> I formated with mkdosfs -F 32 /dev/sda1
> Read and writing to the file system seem to work fine while connected to
> the computer.
> However niether rockbox nor archos seem to recognize the file system.
> Rockbox starts up fine but does shown any files and says "save failed no
> partition?" to just about everything
> Archos starts up with a "File system error, No valid FAT16/32 file
> system found, Please format drive"
> Is it possible to format the drive properly from linux?
> If so how? I could find any good info googling.
> Thanks for you help,
> Isaac
> _______________________________________________


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