Originally Posted by keefaz
Now if you don't want to repeat the mistake with formating the USB drive, may be write a script like:
Script name: format_my_usb_drive.sh (or choose a better name, choose the program name is the most difficult thing in programming imho
mkdosfs -I -v /dev/sdb
(use whatever option you like for mkdosfs)
Then chmod +x format_my_usb_drive.sh
and execute it with: ./format_my_usb_drive.sh
The reason to make a script for this is as as you have written the name in the file, you won't be able to do the same mistake (format /dev/sda), and another reason is less words to type
You're right keefaz!!!
As soon as I get home I will create the script. No doubt mkdosfs is a powerful and risky command. I can assure that!!! :-)
This was the command I've used:
mkdosfs -I -F 16 /dev/sda (instead of sdb, of course :-(
What would you recommend to format the usb mp4 player? Do I need to use -F 16 (FAT)? If I use the command you've suggested, What filesystem will the mp4 have?
Thanks for always keeping in touch.