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Old 05-14-2017, 01:09 PM   #1
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Make usb fat32 again


How do you go about making a usb fat32. I installed Tails on some usbs and cannot seem to make the usb fat32 again or even make it bootable again.
 
Old 05-14-2017, 01:29 PM   #2
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actinide,

Run these commands to format the usb to fat32 file system from terminal:

Code:
sudo su

fdisk -l
This helps to discover your USB drive, which MAY be /dev/sdc1 (example only)

Then unmount the device:

Code:
umount /dev/sdc1
Format device to FAT32

Code:
mkdosfs -F 32 -I /dev/sdc1
 
Old 05-14-2017, 01:49 PM   #3
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The option to make it bootable is not showing in disk utility.
 
Old 05-14-2017, 03:03 PM   #4
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Old 05-14-2017, 03:25 PM   #5
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Solved how? Beachboy2's advice?

If so, can you mark his answer as helpful so that folk are made more aware that his answer was the solution.
 
Old 05-15-2017, 03:06 PM   #6
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make the usb fat32 again or even make it bootable again.
these are two different things.

and how can you boot from it if there's no OS on it?
 
Old 05-17-2017, 03:00 PM   #7
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If by installed tails you dumped a disk image onto it, you created a CD image.

To get back to using it for files you have to put a new MBR on it, (with fdisk or similar), then create a new partition of type B or C, write that out to disk, then put a new file system onto it, mkdosfs -F 32 /dev/your-disk.
 
  


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