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

Graydon oak at uniserve.com
Fri Oct 16 22:55:18 EDT 2009

On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 03:58:46PM -0700, Joseph McAllister scripsit:
> 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!   

No, no, it's a disk for a _Mac_.  "isledge" should be "iSledge", but
hey, mere issues of capitalization.

-- Graydon

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