[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Re: maemo-users Digest, Vol 14, Issue 16

From: Laurent MARTIN laurent at gide.net
Date: Mon Jun 12 16:41:12 EEST 2006
> Formatting MMC with 770 will probably destroy all your
> partitions, because I noticed one case when 770 couldn't format a  
> usable
> MMC when it didn't zero the partition table first (so I will make it
> zero the partition table before repartitioning and formatting, to  
> ensure
> that a usable MMC can be always formatted).
That's interesting becuse I'm now trying to reformat my 1GB RSMMC  
card, and I'm not able to do it using the built-in file manager of my  
N770: it fails with something like "corrupted MMC card". How do I  
fully "zero reset" the partition table? What I've done on my Linux PC:
- "fdisk /dev/sdb"
- remove all partitions
- create a new partition (type 6) using the whole space
- write the new partition table and exit
- format using "mkfs.vfat /dev/sdb1"
Using this, I'm then able to use the RSMMC on the N770 (including  
creating a swap file using the GUI) but I cannot reformat the RSMMC  
card with the file manager: I still get the same error message :-/
Any good advice about this? TIA.
Laurent, Nantes - France
Apple PowerBook 12"
Treo 650 (unlocked GSM)
Nokia 770

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