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

Joseph McAllister pentaxian at mac.com
Fri Oct 16 18:58:46 EDT 2009

On Oct 16, 2009, at 14:10 , David J Brooks wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 4:49 PM, P N Stenquist <pnstenquist at comcast.net 
> > wrote:
>> 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?
> isledge

That was Dave, trying to type "a sledge". In case anyone was  
confused!   :-)

> Dave

Joseph McAllister
pentaxian at mac.com

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