format slave to fat32

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  1. failurbydesign

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    I dont have the option to format my slave to fat32! Is there anyother way to do this?
     
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    At the Command Prompt:

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    format D: /FS:FAT32
     
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    I read that just a bit ago, but they said something about only 32gb being seen? It weird too, cuz i used to have the option for fat32 format, and now i dont..btw its formating


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    format it with windows XP :)
     
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    i only running vista
     
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    i had a program in my old vista set up i downloaded that let me format and partition, but i forgot what it was
     
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    I suspect that won't work for volumes over 32GB either. There's a MSKB article about the limitations here:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314463

    The OS will recognize FAT32 volumes that are larger than 32GB, but the built-in tool can't format them. I've seen reports of people using Partition Magic to format, but there should surely be some free alternatives out there.
     
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    i know there are, but i cant find em. Partition magic doesn't work in vista, acronis demos kinda suck, i dont want to pay for something ill use once..
     
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    ill try it out!
     
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    hmm... i thought that 32GB limit was only during the setup portion of XP.. if you attach/install a new drive, i thought it was possible to partition and format a FAT32 partition larger than 32GB.

    I could be wrong, it's been a LONG time since I worked with FAT32 partitions.
     
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    GParted didn't work, Danny?
     
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    First question comes to mind why Fat 32? next if you must have Fat 32 does it have to be the whole drive or would 1 or 2 partitions suffice?
    If the first question can be answered maybe someone can think of another solution.
     
  17. American Zombie

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    Go to Seagate or Western Digital and download their drive tools. Either of them can format the entire drive FAT32 or NTFS no matter what the size is.
     
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    I dont get how to use it, its just a bunch of files with no exe or anything..maybe im missing something!
     
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    It's a LiveCD, so you burn the ISO image to a CD and boot from it like you would with a Windows setup disc.
    When it loads, you'll be presented with a UI to manage your disk partitions.
     
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    oh i c! Im downloading it right now, ill try it out!