Re: Increasing DOS partition
On Sat, 6 Sep 1997, Bill Wohler wrote:
> I totally repartitioned the disks although I left /dev/sda1 as the
> DOS partition, only bigger. cfdisk in Linux showed the increased
> partition size, fdisk on a DOS boot floppy was also happy, but a
> "dir" in DOS showed the old size, and a "format /s" also formatted
> based upon the old size. One other hint: when I mount the partition
> from Linux, it also shows the old size.
> Any tips as to how I can format (or whatever) the DOS partition so
> that the OSs recognize the entire partition? And hopefully do this
> without destroying all my work on the other partitions.
is it a 12-bit FAT partition or 16-bit FAT partition? 12-bit FATs can't go
beyond 32MB in size (could be wrong on the 32mb, but it's around that).
try changing the partition type in linux fdisk to 16-bit FAT. otherwise,
delete the partition with DOS FDISK and recreate it before formatting.
as with anything involving the partition table, it is a good idea to backup
your important data first. this is especially true if you use MS code (like
DOS' FDISK.EXE) to do it.
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