That would be because only the FAT32 partition was being seen - not the much larger Linux partition(s). This is a typical limitation under Windows systems.MrPie wrote: Literally nothing else I used could see that the SD card was anything other than 56MB so when I formatted it, it was formatting 56MB and that's it.
I had the same problem, only 56MB would show. I used the program from this link. I formatted with the "FULL (overwrite)" option, which took a while, then the full SD card was available to me again. Thanks bredmanThis is the official tool from the SD card organisation. It should format any SD card.
Click the download link on the left of the page.
Class refers to speed. I have used several Sd's of assorted classes on the local pi, and all it did was hamper speed slightly when I used a low class card. that and get chewing gum stuck under everything...l And I have mine bumped up 2 notches on the overclock scale.flameboy5073 wrote:Hi I have downloaded the raspbrian OS for my pi onto an SD card. I later realised that it was the wrong class !! I now want to format my SD card. When I tried using windows 7 it only formatted what it could read (a tiny amount). How can I completley format the SD card using windows 7?
I've created a custom version of GParted that I've called PiParted which can do this for you as well.Cloudcentric wrote:The GParted LiveCD/USB can be used to remove all partitions and format the SD Card to one FAT32 partition, smaller download than Ubuntu LiveCDat 133MB
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