mbr partitioned flash drive.

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Narayan, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. Narayan
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    Narayan desu~

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    i made an 8GB flash drive a bootable usb, now i want to use it again, but when i tried formatting it again, it only lets me forma 1.91GB.

    what do i do?
     
  2. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

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    Usually, you can either :
    - delete the partition, and create a new/bigger one.
    or
    - Resize the existing partition to take full available space.
     
  3. Narayan
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    how can i delete it and extend or shrink is greyed out.
    i can only format that new volume (H:)
     
  4. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

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    Maybe a stupid Windows restriction on removable media :/
    You should try other partitioning program. (I know only Gparted and Acronis)

    Edit:
    Or maybe a linux distribution (Live disc, or VMWare)
     
  5. The_Dragons_Mast

    The_Dragons_Mast GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Try using this . Just use it to delete the whole thing & make a new partition with the whole space .
     
  6. Narayan
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    Narayan desu~

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    @[member='Cyan']
    Gparted seems to require a bootable device, which is the one i am formatting. didn't understand where i can partition my flash drive with acronis though.

    this worked. thanks.
     
  7. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

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    Gparted can be run from a bootable CD

    I'm glad you could fix your problem :)
     
  8. Narayan
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    Narayan desu~

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    didn't think of that. silly me. well i don't use cds often.
     
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