How to recover 4GB FAT partition on USB MP3 player

  Kendo999 10:37 29 Jan 07

When I discovered that files on this 4GB MP3 player were cross-linked and generally corrupt, I followed the advice in the manual and reformatted the device using FAT. I discovered that the capacity of the device had been reduced to 2GB which I gather is because of the default allocation unit size. Presumably if I had used the DOS format command with A:64K I would be all right but I used the Windows utility.

I have connected the drive to a SUSE Linux machine with a view to removing the partition and creating a new one of the full size. However this reports that the cylinder boundary is 2GB and does not give me more space. What can I do to get the 4GB back?

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Huawei P10 review

1995-2015: How technology has changed the world in 20 years

An overview: What leading creative agencies are doing to improve diversity

New iPad, iPhone SE & Red iPhone 7 on sale now