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Erik_the_Red 08-28-2005 09:23 PM

How to format a USB flash drive?
 
My USB flash drive is 128mb.

How can I format it?

alchem 08-28-2005 09:32 PM

what os are u using?

bruno buys 08-28-2005 11:14 PM

I used to do it with mkdosfs. These drives use fat or fat32.
mkdosfs (options) target

also do

man:mkdosfs

HeatSeaker 08-28-2005 11:48 PM

dosfstools
 
May be you need this package:
ftp://ftp.uni-erlangen.de/pub/Linux/LOCAL/dosfstools

Afterwards it's easy:

mkdosfs /dev/device_name

(its /dev/sdc1 in my system)


Good Luck!

Erik_the_Red 08-29-2005 12:47 PM

I'm using Ubuntu Hoary 5.04.

You have to use MKDOSFS because Linux can read FAT partitions, but Windows may not be able to read ext2fs, ext3fs, ReiserFS, and so forth?


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