Newbish thumb drive reformatting

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b0gman
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Newbish thumb drive reformatting

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Simple question I am trying to reformat a thumb drive in mint 7 gnome can someone suggest a utility to do this
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Re: Newbish thumb drive reformatting

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To begin you need to know your drives device name

run this command in terminal[Menu->Terminal]

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mount
This will list all your mounted drives.

The USB drive will return a result like:
/dev/sdd1 on /media/KINGSTON type vfat (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=hal,short-etc)

now we need to unmount the drive to format it

run this command in terminal[Menu->Terminal]

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umount /dev/sdx
change "x" to your drives number/letter

To format it, run this command

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sudo mkfs.vfat /dev/sdx
You can then remount the device.
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Re: Newbish thumb drive reformatting

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Nice tutorial Mick55.
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Re: Newbish thumb drive reformatting

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Thanks Lantesh!

nice of you to say so. :D
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Re: Newbish thumb drive reformatting

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And if you want to do this with a GUI, install GParted.

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