New drive already has vfat after new fdisk

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at
Thu Jan 26 21:41:12 UTC 2006

Nat Gross wrote:
> Hi;
> Just purchased a new Maxtor 200gig usb 2.0 device. Before plugging it
> into the FC4 system, Windows was used to remove the windows partition.
> Then plugged it into FC4, recognized it ok, ran FDISK and created 3
> primary partions on it. Fdisk synced it and advised to reboot in order
> to format it.
You will need to unplug the drive, and plug it back in to make sure
that the partition table is re-read. The table doesn't always get
updated when you write the new partition table.


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