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Re: Weird Tesco connect tablet

by F0LLETT » April 8th, 2016, 3:11 pm

frazzle102 wrote:Try booting from a Linux 32bit UEFI live distro.

Then use gparted to access the emmc. I'll bet that you will find your missing space as unallocated or as Ext3/4.
You can then delete the Linux partition and expand the existing NTFS one.

In the ms universe, nothing exists except NTFS and FAT.


If diskpart is not seeing full size, then linux will be the same.
Diskpart will also see the full size even if it cant see all partitions.
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Re: Weird Tesco connect tablet

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Re: Weird Tesco connect tablet

by misterb » May 29th, 2016, 9:51 pm

Just to update this thread... I finally got round to using a Macrium backup from a working Connect 7 running W10. Macrium showed the dodgy tablet had 14gb of unallocated space at the end of the drive. After the restore, the system is showing the full size. Many thanks for the advice!
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Re: Weird Tesco connect tablet

by F0LLETT » June 1st, 2016, 10:55 am

frazzle102 wrote:In the ms universe, nothing exists except NTFS and FAT.


Not exactly correct. Disk management will see everything on the drive (listing partitions it does not like as RAW).
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Re: Weird Tesco connect tablet

by F0LLETT » June 3rd, 2016, 12:09 am

frazzle102 wrote:Not really any use if it cannot even identify the filesystem...


However if your trying to recover space from a missing partition, then it doesn't matter. Your going to delete it to get full size back anyway.
I do agree, linux is better for doing this type of stuff.
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Re: Weird Tesco connect tablet

by misterb » June 7th, 2016, 2:04 am

F0LLETT wrote:
frazzle102 wrote:In the ms universe, nothing exists except NTFS and FAT.


Not exactly correct. Disk management will see everything on the drive (listing partitions it does not like as RAW).


But in this case it didn't - DM simply didn't "see" the 14gb of unallocated space on the end of the drive, as RAW or otherwise. I wish I'd taken screenshots.

All very weird, but sorted now. I can only assume a previous owner took a Windows image from a 16gb Toshiba tablet (it was full of Toshiba branded programs), and restored that without expanding the image to fill up the drive for some reason?
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Re: Weird Tesco connect tablet

by F0LLETT » June 10th, 2016, 12:39 pm

misterb wrote:
F0LLETT wrote:
frazzle102 wrote:In the ms universe, nothing exists except NTFS and FAT.


Not exactly correct. Disk management will see everything on the drive (listing partitions it does not like as RAW).


But in this case it didn't - DM simply didn't "see" the 14gb of unallocated space on the end of the drive, as RAW or otherwise. I wish I'd taken screenshots.

All very weird, but sorted now. I can only assume a previous owner took a Windows image from a 16gb Toshiba tablet (it was full of Toshiba branded programs), and restored that without expanding the image to fill up the drive for some reason?


Yes, but in your case the hardware was being told it was a smaller drive by wrong firmware. Windows or linux, it would not matter, it would never been seen.
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Re: Weird Tesco connect tablet

by F0LLETT » June 10th, 2016, 9:08 pm

frazzle102 wrote:Sorry.. just wrong!


So what your saying is, if I had an SD card, that was firmwared for 64gb but it stated it was 128gb on the card itself, linux would magically see it and use the full 128gb.
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