Since I reinstalled ubuntu 12.04 ,the system does not recognize
vfat , fat32, or fat16. Using my flash drive (usb),is
not possible. It does not see vfat. How can I resolve this problem? Thank you...
on 07/02/2012 – Made popular on 07/02/2012
I have a 320GB external HDD with 2 partitions, both primary:
1. vfat 100GB
2. ext3 remainder
Both were formatted when I created them with qtparted.
Windows 7 sees them, and says they are healthy, but does not recognize the vfat partition. Is it too big, perhaps?
Short of moving everything off the vfat partition and recreating it with W7, how do I fix it?
I just read that vFAT support different block size at (this link and in other places. It should be 512 bytes to 32 kb range ). So how can I specify this option in mkfs.vfat tool? Or does mkfs.vfat support only 4 kB block size alike to JFS?
Well, I just tried rEFInd again. Mounted the UEFI partition to /boot:# mkfs.vfat -F32 /dev/sda2
# mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/bootAnd noticed the following error:Installing rEFInd on Linux....
The ESP doesn't seem to be mounted! Trying to find it...
///boot doesn't seem to be on a VFAT file system. The ESP must be mounted at //boot or //boot/efi and it must be VFAT!