Attempting to re-purpose former XO 1.5 4GB microSD cards.
wad at laptop.org
Sun Sep 16 19:40:42 EDT 2012
No idea. I've done that any number of times with no problem
from XOs, and even my Mac.
On Sep 16, 2012, at 2:52 PM, Kevin Gordon wrote:
> I am to understand that any upcoming m/b upgrade to an XO 1.5 will perhaps come with an 8GB card, thus making the old 4GB card superfluous. As such, I figured I would run an attempt at repurposing them.
> So in anticipation, I've taken out two (working perfectly) microSD 4GB cards from a couple of test 1.5's, placed 8Gb cards in the machines, re-flashed them, and all is good on those XO boxes with the new cards
> I then take the removed 4GB cards over to my Fedora 17 box and try to reformat them. I must be doing something wrong, or have missed some basic info - and, no, I am in as su, and the cards are not in hardware read-only switched adapters :-)
> I've tried parted, fdisk, then tried diskutil over on a Mac, Ubuntu. and yes, even disk manager on Windows. I cant seem to find any way to delete the 2 linux partitions and make just one big happy fat32 partition on either card, on any machine, using any software. On Fedora, fdisk seems to let me delete the partitions: i choose, i delete 1 & 2, i write, i look and it says there are no partitions. But lo and behold, when I reboot as suggested, they 'reappear'. I even tried on an F11 and F14 box too. gparted shows them successfully deleted, then on the post-op rescan, they're back. Am I missing something basic? I have happily formatted and reformatted, partitioned, resized, and otherwise intialised many other (non-former XO boot) SD cards with linux/fat32/linux-swap partitions on all of these machines; but. alas I now feel all newbie again.
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