It is a 640GB hard drive. The FAT32 partition needs to be at least 120GB. I am using Ubuntu.

  • If you need the partition to be shared with a dualboot Windows installation, I suggest you to use a NTFS filesystem rather than a FAT32.
    – Sekhemty
    Commented Apr 23, 2013 at 7:51
  • FAT32 does not support partitions that size. Even if you manage to make a partition larger then the specification, what happens when Windows and/or Linux read the partition, cannot be determined. There is always exFAT which Windows 7 fully supports.
    – Ramhound
    Commented Apr 23, 2013 at 11:28
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    Possible duplicate of Formatting FAT32 partition on 500GB HDD Commented Jun 4, 2018 at 23:50

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install gparted and use the GUI interface.

  • The program did its job however this did not fix what i need but thank you.
    – Brandon
    Commented Apr 23, 2013 at 17:01

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