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Re: 8 GB Flash drive formatted at 3.7 GB



On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 6:01 PM, Mikkel <mikkel infinity-ltd com> wrote:
> On 12/18/2009 01:59 PM, Marcel Rieux wrote:
>> I have a Kingston Data Traveler 8GB Flash drive that was previously
>> formatted FAT32. I reformatted it ext3 simply by clicking on the icon
>> and choosing "Format", but it still has only 3.7 GB available.
>>
>> Any way around this?
>>
> You reformatted the existing partition. So it is the same size as
> the FAT32 partition. If you want to use the entire drive, you will
> need to re-partition it. You will probably want to use gparted for
> this. You have the choice of creating a second partition, expanding
> the existing partition to use the full drive, or deleting the
> current partition, and creating a new one.

Ar first sight, your suggestion made a lot of sense but I checked the
drive with gparted and it sees only one partition.

See: http://cjoint.com/data/mtd0lzbfUF.htm

Thanks for your answer!


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