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p6er:
Hi all,

I'm pretty new here, so please do feel free to point me to other topics, should this questions already be discussed somwhere else.

I replaced the built-in 20GB of my Recorder20 with an 80 GB disk. Everything worked fine, I can see the disk. BUT: I can only create partitions of max 32GB.

First question: Is there a way around it?

I then created several FAT32 partitions, but of course when starting up the recorder I can only see and play from the first partition.

Second question: Is there a way to switch from one partition to the other?

Thanks,
Peter

p6er:
Sorry for bothering you. I found the solution:

Obviously Windows 2000 has the 32 GB size limitation according to Microsofts knowledgebase. Under the download->tools section I found the h2format tool, which got me around it. Very easy to use!

So, now I'm enjoying the full 80GB disk with rockbox firmware.

GREAT STUFF - THANKS, GUYS!

cheers,
Peter

Peter:
I'm having the same problems with my new hd (60Gb). But i can't find the tool you wrote about. Can you help me to the tool to format the hd?
And: should the hd be already in the Archos, or did you connected it to the ide of your computer trough a ide adaptor?
I tried to format the hd in a USB-external box with Partion Magic (FAT32), witch gave no problems using it as a external drive (even in the Archos!), but the Archos Recorder 20 did not start up (Rockbox 2.3 flashed).

Peter...

LinusN:
http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/UsefulTools

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