Tag Archives: FAT

Writing Partitions on Linux?

I’m Using Knoppix Linux and i want to write partitions on my A Data 2 Gb flash drive so that i can have a live cd on that drive. It is in FAT 32 format and the CFDISK program wont let me write partitions because it says Fatal Error: Bad primary Partition 0. Partition Begins with end-of-disk. My ultimate goal is to have linux on a pendrive to boot to other computers and the instructions i got tell me to write partitions.

How to install linux operating system in Windows xp?

I have windows XP SP2 installed in NTFS .When I try to install Linux it shows unable to find hard disk.Even if I repartion the harddisk in FAT.It is unable to detect hard disk.But live CD versions of linux like slax,dynebolic are running well.What I have to do?

Thank you…

How do you fix a FAT32 hard disk partition which Windows XP won’t read, but every other OS will?

I have a 60GB FAT32 harddisk partition on a dual boot (Windows XP/Win98) PC. It has worked fine for 2 years. Now, following an improper shutdown and the resulting WinXP ‘checking disks for errors’ screen on startup, Windows XP can’t even read the volume name and asks if I want to format the drive when I try to open it. Properties dialog shows Filesystem: RAW. However, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the partition as far as Windows 98 is concerned (verifies fine with scandisk), and Linux Live CDs such as SLAX also open the partition with no trouble. There is nothing wrong with the physical disk or XP drivers, since other partitions on the drive are fine even from XP. Is there any way to ‘fix’ the disc, i.e. persuade XP that it is fine, short of backing up everything and reformatting (not easy since I don’t have any large HDDs to hand so I’d have to use a stack of DVDs).

Cannot view external hard drive in Windows Explorer?

A little background: I formatted this drive with Linux (Ubuntu) to FAT32. I decided to get rid of Linux and now I’m on Windows.

In Windows, I cannot access this hard drive through Windows Explorer, although I can see it in Disk Management. I can still access the disk if I boot a live cd. I can see there is a “Linux Swap” partition.

I’m a little lost on what to do, I can still retrieve my files, but not from Windows. :(

Writing Partitions on Linux?

I’m Using Knoppix Linux and i want to write partitions on my A Data 2 Gb flash drive so that i can have a live cd on that drive. It is in FAT 32 format and the CFDISK program wont let me write partitions because it says Fatal Error: Bad primary Partition 0. Partition Begins with end-of-disk. My ultimate goal is to have linux on a pendrive to boot to other computers and the instructions i got tell me to write partitions.