How do I repartition a USB drive?

By terron
Dec 20, 2007
  1. I ran DamnSmallLinux and installed it to my USB 1GB stick. It worked perfectly, it made a 50mb ext2 partition for grub/dsl and the rest is fat32 for regular files and the settings. The problem I'm having is I want to install the ultimate boot cd into it as well as having a separate partition for documents. I was able to get UBCD installed before I partitioned the stick, but before I do that again I want to partition it first. Fdisk from within linux didn't work, it made the drive show up as unformatted and when I went into fdisk again it gave me a bunch of errors about it not ending on the correct cylinder (even when I just fdisked the Fat32 as one big drive!).

    Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong?
  2. mscrx

    mscrx TS Rookie Posts: 310

    try gparted live cd. it can partition almost everything
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Did you use fdisk properly? By default, the Linux fdisk creates partitions IDed as Linux. Windows ignores these. Also, did you format the partition as FAT32 after creating it? :p
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