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Old 07-27-2013, 01:14 AM   #1
kishor joshi
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How to format a Pen Drive (with USB live image) ?

OS.Linux Mint 15 "Olivia"
I had created USB live image of Linux Mint 15 "Olivia" with USB Image Writer on a Pen Drive
(2 GB).
Now I want to format this Pen Drive with FAT 32 System.
I am unable to format this Pen Drive with "Disks".( Menu => Accessories => Disks)

Last edited by kishor joshi; 07-28-2013 at 01:11 AM. Reason: moo-cow in his reply informed he doesn't know the "Disks" tool
Old 07-27-2013, 01:32 AM   #2
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I don't know the "Disks" tool you're referring to, but try formatting your pen drive on the command line, like this:

sudo cfdisk /dev/sdx
Where sdx is the device name of your pen drive (which you can find out using dmesg). Does it give you any errors? Note that you can only format drives that are unmounted.

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Old 07-30-2013, 07:50 AM   #3
kishor joshi
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Wink I could format Pen Drive

Thanks a lot. I could format Pen Drive.


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