having trouble formatting drive as HFS+ after being formatted as ext3 (again... see.. [2008.10.27 14:29]
partition type set to af already
able to format it as MS-DOS (VFAT)

need to make sure that the partition size is correct
use the "Partition" option for the disk
select "2 Partitions"
allow the 1st to be the largest size allowed by configuration (might lose a few gigabytes here)
set the second one to be free space (can be reclaimed for swap later if needed)