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Fomat a Flash drive in Ubuntu

Thursday, September 10, 2009

1. use "df"
    displays file systems available
    find out the volume label of the flash drive

2. unmount the volume before format

3. to format for ext3: "mkfs /dev/sdb1"
    to format for fat: "mkfs -t vfat /dev/sdb1"

4. mount the volume back

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