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FAT12 format tool needed
Posted 16 December 2004 - 11:40 AM
Does anyone know ANY universal format tool?
(I need it to format a 128MB USB stick with FAT12)
Posted 16 December 2004 - 01:00 PM
i've creative muvo 128mb.
Posted 30 December 2004 - 11:16 AM
Posted 31 December 2004 - 05:38 AM
You might want to try these tools:
This page is an interesting overview/comparison of FAT12 vs. FAT16
Posted 31 December 2004 - 02:32 PM
Posted 31 December 2004 - 03:06 PM
I doubt that CMD windows can in anyway access the mem-stick, and even if they did, format.exe *CANNOT* do FAT12.
Posted 01 January 2005 - 10:57 AM
fdisk and ranish able to see the USB mem stick?
Not directly of course.
You must make a dos/win9x floppy or installation with USB support.
Even then, not ALL computers (due to the poor implementation of the USB standard in some bios) can access it properly.
Here are some possible resources:
The "Moto Hairu" Panasonic driver di1000dd.sys is reported to be working:
Another "possible" approach would be to create an empty "RAW" virtual drive file formatted as FAT12, then DD it to the stick.
Finally one could try to use the DOS 3.3 format utility, which had only FAT12 support, if I recall correctly.
Posted 01 January 2005 - 12:40 PM
This "could" work:
it is a WinNT port of linux command mkdosfs:
mkdosfs - create an MS-DOS file system under Linux
mkdosfs [ -A ][ -b sector-of-backup ] [ -c ] [ -l file-
name ] [ -C ] [ -f number-of-FATs ] [ -F FAT-size ] [ -i
volume-id ] [ -I ] [ -m message-file ] [ -n volume-name ]
[ -r root-dir-entries ] [ -R number-of-reserved-sectors ]
[ -s sectors-per-cluster ] [ -S logical-sector-size ] [ -v
] device [ block-count ]
mkdosfs is used to create an MS-DOS file system under
Linux on a device (usually a disk partition). device is
the special file corresponding to the device (e.g
/dev/hdXX). block-count is the number of blocks on the
device. If omitted, mkdosfs automatically determiness the
file system size.
Specifies the type of file allocation tables used
(12, 16 or 32 bit). If nothing is specified,
mkdosfs will automatically select between 12 and 16
bit, whatever fits better for the filesystem size.
32 bit FAT (FAT32 format) must (still) be selected
explicitly if you want it.
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