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

John Sessoms jsessoms002 at nc.rr.com
Sat Oct 17 09:55:36 EDT 2009

From: P N Stenquist
> 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

Fdisk ought to be able to do it.

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