My PS3 broke down and i am trying to fix it, hopefully this can be done by formatting and reinstalling the OS on its HDD.
The HDD is a standard laptop 2.5" drive.
I have tried swapping it with my laptop's HDD, running the Windows 7 install DVD and running a bunch of commands from a command line:
select disk 0
create partition primary
format E: /FS:FAT32
This fails with an error that the volume is too large (120GB) to be formatted with FAT32.
How can i format this drive to FAT32? (PS3 forums suggest this is the right way in order to properly restore the OS later on).
Note that i don't have access to an actual machine running operating system UI (since i have room for only 1 drive in the laptop).