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Old 08-28-2005, 09:23 PM   #1
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How to format a USB flash drive?

My USB flash drive is 128mb.

How can I format it?
Old 08-28-2005, 09:32 PM   #2
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what os are u using?
Old 08-28-2005, 11:14 PM   #3
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I used to do it with mkdosfs. These drives use fat or fat32.
mkdosfs (options) target

also do

Old 08-28-2005, 11:48 PM   #4
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May be you need this package:

Afterwards it's easy:

mkdosfs /dev/device_name

(its /dev/sdc1 in my system)

Good Luck!
Old 08-29-2005, 12:47 PM   #5
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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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