OT: Erasing an MS DOS FAT volume on a mac?

Luiz Felipe luiz.felipe at techmit.com.br
Fri Oct 16 17:25:46 EDT 2009

Assuming a disk utility fail you could use a linux boot tool to get rid 
of the fat partition. Parted Magic is less than 100mb, and does a fine 
job out of a pendrive (SD cards too).

You could have a damaged disk - I had some issues with a 500gb MyBook, 
earlier this year.


P N Stenquist escreveu:
> I picked up a 500 gig Maxtor drive for next to nothing. I hooked it up 
> to my IMac 24, and system 10.5 recognizes it, and I can access the files 
> that are on it. But I want to erase it. It's formated with MSDOS FAT, 
> and the Mac disk utility won't erase it. What do I need to reformat it 
> to Mac Extended?
> Paul
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