I have Raspbian installed on my Pi. I want to create a FAT32 partition on the unallocated space on my SD card. I followed this guide to create a partition. The partition is readable/writable on Raspbian and Mac OS without any problems. However, the partition does not show up in Windows Explorer. I opened Disk Management on Windows and found that this is no drive letter assigned to that partition. And Disk Management does not allow me to assign a drive letter to it.

  • Why not just create the partition from inside Windows? (instead of on the Pi itself) – nc4pk Mar 3 '13 at 0:20
  • @tapped-out: Disk Management does not allow me to do that. – powerboy Mar 3 '13 at 1:46

Windows doesn't know to look past the first partition on an SD card, so won't find the one you made.

  • Yes it does, but it sees it as 'unknown partition rather than the fat32 partition that I created using gparted – user12017 Jan 12 '14 at 19:53
  • Alright then: “Windows cannot read data past the first partition on an SD card.” Happy now? The only difference is semantics. – scruss Jan 13 '14 at 13:55

Here is a ext2+ driver for windows. good luck


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