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Old 03-25-2006, 11:24 PM   #1
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Format a jump drive or flash card on linux

I have a Whax CD to run a Linux livesecurity, can I use this to format a Jump drive or flash card on Linux formator do I need a full version Linux OS
Old 03-26-2006, 05:57 AM   #2
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Just try it. Mount the flash drive as root. Then issue
/sbin/mkdosfs -F32 -v /dev/hda2
if you want it FAT32, or for a Linux filesystem
mkfs [ -V ] [ -t fstype ] [ fs-options ] filesys [ blocks ]
You should be able to locate the flash drive by reading "dmesg"
and if you need to know more about making specific Linux filesystes,
issue "man mkfs" for more details.


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