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Re: formating usb



On Mon, 2009-12-21 at 01:04 -0800, Morisso Buffalo wrote:

how do i format a flash disk in FAT32

Morisso,

$ mkfs.vfat devicename

You may need to use fdisk to determine the correct devicename. Note that a flash disk can be formatted as a floppy or as a hard drive. The difference is whether or not a partition number is used.

As a floppy:
$ mkfs.vfat /dev/sdX

As a hard drive:
$ mkfs.vfat /dev/sdX1

For more information see "man fdisk" and "man mkfs".

HTH

--Doc Savage
  Fairview Heights, IL
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