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Subject: Re: formatting under linux

Re: formatting under linux

From: <>
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2004 08:30:04 +0200 (CEST)

On Wed, 7 Apr 2004 at 22:59, Laurent wrote:

> 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.

Could mkdosfs have chosen a different sector or cluster size - one that
neither rockbox nor archos is comfortable with?

Received on 2004-04-08

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