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why did my computer come with FAT16 partition for EFI boot?

I recently got an Intel Compute Stick with Ubuntu 14.04 pre-installed. From the factory, it has 4 partitions: 1-FAT16 boot 47.x MB 2-FAT32 microsoft data 1.x MB 3-ext4 Ubuntu 14.04 5.x MB 4-swap ...
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Is it possible to extend a FAT16b partition and preserve the boot sector?

I have a bootable USB thumbstick with FreeDOS. It's 512 MB FAT16B. The thumb drive itself is 4 GB, and I'd like to extend the bootable partition as much as possible (FAT16B supports at least 2 GB ...
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How to calculate the minimum number of bytes required for the minimum FAT32 partition?

From experimentation with newfs_msdos, I determined that the minimum number of bytes required to create a FAT32 partition is 34089472. One byte less and the program complains: $ newfs_msdos -F 32 -c ...
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What is FAT's maximum file size?

From what I understand, FAT32 uses a 32 bit number for each file to store its file size (and thus FAT32 is limited at ~4GiB files). In FAT each file has a root directory entry, and these entries are ...
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What does FAT reserve clusters for?

Based on the information I can see from this page: FAT12 uses a maximum of 4086 clusters (2^12 - 10) FAT16 uses 65526 (2^16 - 10) FAT32 uses ~268435456 (2^28) I understand that FAT32 uses 28 bits ...
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Windows 10 corrupts FAT partition checksum

I have a FAT16 partition (primary) that takes a total of 10.00MB of a standard USB drive. The rest of the space on the USB drive is unallocated so this is the only parttion I have there. When I plug ...
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Create a FAT16 filesystem with DiskPart

I need to create a FAT16 image via a batch script. I am trying to get DiskPart on Windows 10 to create a FAT16 image and am running into some issues. How I am attempting to create the image diskpart ...
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How to Format USB Stick to a Low Level Format Fat16 Fat32 File System to Record Rescue Disk for Antivirus Software [closed]

I would like to know how or which app/software can I use to format a USB stick to FAT 16 or FAT 32 low level format thank you in advance.
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Windows delays writing FAT table on small USB drive despite “Quick removal”

I am seeing delayed writes to the FAT on a small-capacity FAT(FAT12)-formatted USB flash drive even though the policy for the drive is set to "Quick Removal". (I believe this means the ...
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Why would some folders be copied with the wrong timestamp?

When copying folders from a FAT16-formatted microSD card onto an NTFS volume, why would some (but not all) of the folders have a modified timestamp of the current date/time on the destination? Some ...
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Resizing a FAT-based filesystem

Is it possible to grow or shrink a FAT filesystem like it is possible to resize ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystems? I am NOT talking about resizing partitions.
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How do I copy files onto a microSD card FAT16 partition using Windows7?

I have a microSD card with a FAT16 file partition and I'd like to add some files to it. How can I put files onto the FAT16 partition of a microSD card with Windows 7? Unfortunately my windows box ...
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How do I format my USB flash to FAT 16 on windows? [duplicate]

This question has been asked before. I think it deserves a simpler, more direct answer. Edit: - Please post answers specific to Windows platform. No one wants to install Ubuntu just to format a ...
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How much data storage will be lost converting a 4 GB Compact Flash from FAT32 to FAT16?

i would need to know how to calculate the space still available after formatting if had been lost. I will use a device for collecting physiological data that requires FAT16, on the other hand i would ...
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Creating a FAT(16) partition at maximum size on a flash drive

Got a copy of AR MAX for use with now very antiquated PS2, but it doesn't recognize my flash drive because it isn't FAT format apparently. It's a 32 gb drive and there's no option to format it to FAT. ...
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Recovering data from USB flash drive that has been formatted to Mac HFS format from FAT

I have accidentally formatted a USB stick (8gb previously formatted as Fat) to a mac HFS format. Is there any way to recover the data that was lost? The stick was disconnected immediately after ...
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Why is FAT32 limited to just under 2^28 clusters?

With FAT16 the maximum partition size is 2GB when your maximum cluster size is 32K. This is calculated by multiplying the number of addressable units by the cluster size. (216 Allocation units) * (...
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Linux returns “No space left on device” while copying data to a non-full USB flash drive

I'm trying to copy a file to a USB flash drive. The drive does not have a write-protect switch. df gives the following: $ df -h . Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sde1 1....
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Program to format external drive to FAT16 in Windows 8.1 [closed]

As the title says, I need a program to format my USB as FAT16. The default windows format option has only FAT, FAT32 and NTFS options. I'm using Windows 8.1 Thanks in advance.
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Copying to a FAT16 storage device on Windows 7 (x64)

I recently configured an ARM development board (LPC2148) using a bootloader (this one) so that my laptop recognizes it as a USB mass storage device and I can drag-and-drop the binary files directly ...
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How do I tell between FAT16 and FAT32 USB? (Windows)

How can I tell if my USB stick is formatted as FAT16? Windows 7 Disk Management says that my USB stick is a FAT volume. But it doesn't say whether it's FAT16 or FAT32. I opened the Property window ...
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Should I format USB sticks and SD cards to FAT, FAT32, exFAT or NTFS? (Windows files, live Linux distributions)

Does it depend on the media size which one to chose or on some other parameters? On Windows 7, FAT16 is the default. In pendrivelinux.com's Universal USB Installer, FAT32. Which one should I ...
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Is there a way to store a slash in a filename?

Is there a way to have a slash "/" in a filename? The "real" slash, not some other Unicode symbol. The file system should be FAT16/32 and Ext4.
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How FAT (File Allocation Table) works?

I got the following description of FAT from a powerpoint slide: Partition boot record(1 sector) ------------------------------- Main FAT (size is up to 2 clusters) ------------------------------- ...
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In FAT12/16 on DOS and Windows, what extensions are used for directories?

In a FAT entry, among other things, we have the extension field. What values are commonly used in the extension fields for directories? Google fails me.
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WinXP cannot access FAT/FAT32 Drives

One of my systems, running WinXP SP3, can no longer access FAT and FAT32 formatted drives. When I insert a USB flash drive, it is recognized and assigned a drive letter, but when I try to access it I ...
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iRiver T30 inaccessible (has a FAT16 partition)

I have an iriver T30 mp3 recording device that I cannot access from any Windows XP/2k3 computer (I don't have other computers to test with). When I plug it in, windows installs it, but it does not ...
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renaming a fat16 volume

What's the easiest way to rename (change the volume label of) a fat16 volume (e.g. on a USB drive) from linux? It seems like mlabel from the mtools package is meant to do this, but the documentation ...
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How do I format my 8 GB USB drive to FAT/FAT16 in Windows 7?

I already tried FORMAT /FS:FAT, diskpart, Disk Management and HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool. Do I really need to buy a smaller capacity drive? Can't a formatting tool ignore the area beyond 2 ...
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Format 4GB USB flashdisk to 2GB FAT16

I need FAT16 partition for Computer recovery process - (be able to access it form DOS) and I have only 2 pieces of 4GB flash. I can't format 4GB to FAT16 with 512 B allocation unit (and with more it ...
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Formatting a USB to FAT16 on Moblin or Ubuntu NBR

Trying to format a USB to FAT16 on Moblin or Ubuntu NBR Why? FAT16 apparently needed while following this tutorial on creating a Parted Magic LiveUSB http://partedmagic.com/documentation/130-...
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Mac OS X - rmdir fails with “Operation not permitted” for a folder created by a PC on a removable drive

I have a problem (using Mac OS X 10.5.8) with the access rights of a folder that was presumably created by a virus on a disk-on-key drive when I used it with a PC. I can't remove the folder or change ...
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Flash drive doesn't mount on mac

I've got two different USB flash drives which are formatted MS-DOS(FAT-16). When I plug each into my MacBook Pro (running MacOS 10.6 - Snow Leopard), they don't mount. I can see them using Disk ...
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Minimum volume size for FAT16

What are the theoretical and practical minimum sizes for a FAT16 volume? I'm trying to determine the smallest Flash-chip size that can handle a FAT16 FS.
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Can Windows XP or Windows Vista Read and Write FAT16?

As title states, can Windows Vista or Windows XP read/write FAT16 filesystems. Are there any special tricks to being able to do this without much trouble? I'm designing a hobby project and I'm trying ...