I have a pendrive that was used to boot a linux image (created using
dd if=... of=/dev/sd4 bs =1m on a mac)
Now I would like to use it again as regular pendrive. Unfortunately I just have a windows xp pc available. The problem is the drive is 8BG in size - but I can only access about 2GB that were used by the boot image.
Disk Management the drive is show 7.45GB in size with a 2.36GB partition. But for the small partition "delete partion" is grayed out, also in the unused space "new partition" is grayed out.
Here's what I tried:
If I use
diskparton the command line
list diskonly shows the built in drives - so I can not select the drive.
I also tried a 'lexar_usb_format' utility - but it also just allowed me to format the 2.3GB.
I tried the same on a second XP machine with same results.
If I wait till weekend I can try to restore it on a Mac - but I find it hard to believe there's no way to fix it using plain windows.
(and unfortunately this time I can't boot into linux as the distro won't boot on this PC - bad luck)