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Big Fat Guy brought me new USB pendrive. How can I format it? Can I use a different filesystem than FAT32? (EXTx)...
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- 12-26-2004 #1
How to format USB drive
Big Fat Guy brought me new USB pendrive. How can I format it? Can I use a different filesystem than FAT32? (EXTx)
- 12-26-2004 #2
- 12-26-2004 #3
Thanx, this did FAT32 formating and now it works just fine. Dunno why but the default filesystem on pendrive was strange and didn't allow me to upload more than 20Megs of data even that it's 256M!
- 11-08-2006 #4
This isn't working for me. I have a 128Mb usb drive that i used to use no problems in linux. After a clean install of suse 10.1, I can't seem to write to it (i checked the write protect, and it is off)
when I type fdisk in konsole, this is what I get command not found.
How can I format it? I don't really want it mounted anywhere -- i only wanted it formated in FAT. ps - what is the diff b/w fat and vfat?
- 11-08-2006 #5
You need to be root to use fdisk. I would recommend using cfdisk, though, as it is more user-friendly.
VFAT was an extension to FAT16 that allowed long filenames. FAT32 is a version of the FAT filesystem that had a larger drive size limit than FAT16 did.
You can learn more at:
- 11-08-2006 #6
This is what I get at konsole
sudo: fdisk: command not found
sudo: cfdisk: command not found
- 11-08-2006 #7Originally Posted by felipe1982
su - fdisk /dev/sda mkfs -t vfat /dev/sda1
- 11-14-2006 #8
- 11-14-2006 #9
- 11-14-2006 #10
the good thing about parted is you don't have to reboot. With GParted, you do. Gparted is much friendlier, though, which is good for me