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I recently formatted DSL onto my pen drive to work on a notebook without a CD drive. I formatted DSL 2.1 onto a 1GB pen drive. After finishing I decided ...
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    Problem reformatting pen drive


    I recently formatted DSL onto my pen drive to work on a notebook without a CD drive. I formatted DSL 2.1 onto a 1GB pen drive. After finishing I decided to take DSL off the drive. I used windows to reformat the pen drive to fat32 and erase DSL. The problem is DSL only formatted itself to 49.9MB of the drive, so I only reformatted 49.9mb and that's the max I can save onto my pen drive.

    How do I get the other 950.1mb back??
    10" Sony Vaio SRX99P 850MHz P3-M 256MB RAM 20GB HD : ArchLinux
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    Use the Gparted live CD to erase all partitions and reformat.
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    Worked like a charm! Ty much.
    And I also have a new fun tool =)
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