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