I have a flash drive with a Debian installation on it, with lots of partitions (however many it makes if you choose all separate during installation). Anyways, what I want to do is create a FAT partition on the drive, that will be readable by a Windows computer if it is inserted.
I have tried doing this using GParted from an Ubuntu live cd (I don't have a graphical environment installed, and I'm not that great yet with the tools available through bash). I have gotten a FAT partition created, but it is never accessible from Windows. I have tried making it the first partition, and I have also tried formatting that partition from within Windows.
How can I accomplish this, keeping in mind that I already have a working system, so I'm not starting from scratch. (I only want the FAT partition readable by Windows, obviously.)
Here is the output from fdisk:
Disk /dev/sda: 8010 MB, 8010072064 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 973 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disk identifier: 0x00020f09 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 6 42 297202+ 83 Linux /dev/sda2 43 493 3612673 5 Extended Partition 2 does not end on cylinder boundary. /dev/sda3 1 5 40131 b W95 FAT32 /dev/sda5 43 211 1349632 83 Linux /dev/sda6 211 298 696320 83 Linux /dev/sda7 298 326 227328 82 Linux swap / Solaris /dev/sda8 327 339 98304 83 Linux /dev/sda9 339 493 1236992 83 Linux Partition table entries are not in disk order
sda3 is the partition I created, at the physical beginning of the disk. Prior to that change, sda1 started at the beginning.