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Subject: Re: to swap v2 hard drive

Re: to swap v2 hard drive

From: <>
Date: 2004-12-21

You can install the drive, then use swissknife (freeware) to format and
partition the drive thru the usb. Takes literally 30 seconds.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Menachem Shapiro" <>
To: "Rockbox development" <>
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 3:39 PM
Subject: Re: to swap v2 hard drive

> B"H
> On Mon, 20 Dec 2004 19:24:07 -0600, Jason Williams <>
> wrote:
>> You have to format the hard drive before you can place it
>> in the v2. The best way is to use a Windows Me or 98 boot disk (using an
>> IDE 4044 connector to make it a drive hooked up to your computer). You
>> need
>> to run fdisk and it formats the drive and on mine it says that it is only
>> formatting 29,000 MB but it really formatted all 100GB.
>> Fred M
> This is a known issue with the Windows 98 FDISK command. The numbers
> start wrapping around after 64 GB. Microsoft offers an updated version
> of FDISK that will be able to see the whole drive.
> Here is the link to the Knowledge Base Article:
> Menachem
> _______________________________________________

Received on Tue Dec 21 23:04:06 2004

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