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Re: format partition

On Tue, Mar 18, 2003 at 03:18:10PM +0100, Goeman Stefan wrote:
> Hello All,
>  >Formatting under linux doesn't include checking the partition 
>  >(Windoze 
>  >does this everytime).
>  >For FAT32 the actual "formatting" takes about 2 Seconds. 
>  >Maybe you _did_ 
>  >format the partition but expected it to take several minutes.
>  >
>  >Did you try and mount the partition?
>  >
>  >mount -t vfat /dev/hdc8 /mnt
>  >
>  >if that works and the partition is empty it _was_ formatted.
>  >
>  Yes indeed it takes only a few seconds. That surprised me.
> So, indeed i tried to mount it (it work) cp a file to it.
> Unmount and remount and the file is still there.
> So, I guess you are right. It is formatted.
> The problem is that when I reboot in WinNT, the partition is not
> recognized WinNT says "E:\ is not accessible. The volume does not contain a
> recognized file system. Please make sure ...".
> So what can I do to make WinNT to recognize the partition??
> Greetings,
> Stefan 

For one thing, WinNT doesn't recognize FAT32 unless you get a third
party driver for it....


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