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    Default format a drive from vfat to fat16

    hi i want to format a vfat flash drive to fat16 because i need it to get my acer aspire one back working... can anyone help?
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    Default Re: format a drive from vfat to fat16

    theacerguy wrote:
    > hi i want to format a vfat flash drive to fat16 because i need it to get
    > my acer aspire one back working... can anyone help?


    mkfs.msdos(8)
    mkfs.msdos -F 16 -n label /dev/sdxn

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    Default Re: format a drive from vfat to fat16

    thanks suse still thought it was vfat so i thought it didnt work... but it wouldnt flash the bios...
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