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    Hi Folks,

    Just got a 120GB USB hard drive that I'm trying to format to use with BT3.

    umount /dev/sdc1
    fdisk /dev/sdc1

    (Go through delete, make and change partition types etc)

    Then when I go to write (w) it comes back with: "... error 22: Invalid Arguement"

    Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong?

    Regards,

    ironclaw

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironclaw View Post
    Hi Folks,

    Just got a 120GB USB hard drive that I'm trying to format to use with BT3.

    umount /dev/sdc1
    fdisk /dev/sdc1

    (Go through delete, make and change partition types etc)

    Then when I go to write (w) it comes back with: "... error 22: Invalid Arguement"

    Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong?

    Regards,

    ironclaw
    Change that to sdc. You want to partition the drive, not the partition.
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Change that to sdc. You want to partition the drive, not the partition.
    dd if=/dev/swc666 of=/dev/wyze

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    The drive is listed as /dev/sdc1 though in the fdisk -l out put. I'm trying to format an SD card (sdc1) now, and it won't work either. Hmm...

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    Bingo.. Drop the "1"

    Thanks folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironclaw View Post
    Bingo.. Drop the "1"

    Thanks folks.
    Double Doh
    dd if=/dev/swc666 of=/dev/wyze

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