Originally Posted by flyred77
BUT, it was not as easy as expected. My husband took care of this for me because I am not a Linux geek. I am an experienced user, but this was out of my league.
He learned a lot that he hopes to find time to share with everyone.
Having access to a linux box makes it much simpler to create the partions. Three commands takes care of it all.
cfdisk /dev/sda to create the two partitions on the sdcard
mkfs.ext3 /dev/sda2 to format the ext3 partition
mkfs.vfat /dev/sda1 to format the vfat partition
Note the sda portion of the above commands is only if your sdcard loads as sda, it coulld be sdb or sdc or sdd or sde ... you could check by running dmesg to see what it loaded as.
There are other ways of doing this, of course, but this is how I did it.