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Old 08-13-2009, 04:23 PM   #1
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I cannot format my ext4 usb memory


Hello
I tried to install fedora in my usb memory and I had to make 2 particions in my 4Gb usb memory, not something went wrong and the instalations stoped. That is no problem for me, but now, my usb memory is parted in 2 ones and it is formated in ext4
I want to recover my usb memory as I had it before, formated in fat32, but I dont know how to do it. I have debian lenny and Fedora 11 as OS working.
Can you tell me some tool, so I can recover my usb memory? Any advice?

When I type blkid I can see only one part
/dva/sdb2
I should see sdb1, but I dont see it

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Old 08-13-2009, 04:24 PM   #2
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gparted
 
Old 08-13-2009, 04:35 PM   #3
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Seems to be ok with this program, but I cannot format to fat32...
 
Old 08-13-2009, 04:38 PM   #4
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you need to unmount the drive first in gparted, before you can format
 
Old 08-13-2009, 04:41 PM   #5
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also, you can install fedora 11 to usb without partitioning or making ext4 partition

Use liveusb-creator avail in add&remove software
liveusb-creator will install fed11 to usb and make persistent overlay of whatever size
usb must be fat32
 
Old 08-14-2009, 04:22 AM   #6
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Oo, thank you very much. I didnot know that.
 
Old 08-14-2009, 02:11 PM   #7
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I tried to format to fat32 and I didnot can.
I unmount the usb memory and then I could format only to ext3, ext4 but I cannot format to fat32. I had to go to windows xp to format it to fat32, but I dont want to go to windows xp. I want to do it on linux. Any idea?
 
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try
Code:
mkfs -t vfat /dev/your_usb
make sure to use "fdisk -l" to get the correct device.
 
  


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