Saturday, 7 February 2015

How to formate pendrive in ubuntu.

Method #1

Go to search your computer and online source

Type disk on url and open disk on the side bar.
Choose which drive  you want to formate and then go to right side for setting button and click then you got a formate option and formate it.

Method #2 (The Command-Line Way)

In case you can't get your device formatted from Method #1 try this way.
  1. Open the Terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T)
  2. List your block storage devices by issuing the command lsblk
    Then identify your pen drive by it's SIZE. In my case its /dev/sdb
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  3. Erase everything in the pen drive (OPTIONAL):
    sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=4k && sync
    Replace /dev/sdb with your corresponding device. This will take some time. It will pretend to stuck. Just be patient.
  4. Make a new partition table in the device:
    sudo fdisk /dev/sdb
    • Then press letter o to create a new empty DOS partition table.
  5. Make a new partition:
    • Press letter n to add a new partition. You will be prompted for the size of the partition. Making a primary partition when prompted, if you are not sure.
    • Then press letter w to write table to disk and exit.
  6. Format your new partition.
    • See what is your new partition with a command lsblk
      In my case it is /dev/sdb1
    enter image description here
    • Issue the command below to format the new volume:
      sudo mkfs.vfat /dev/sdb1
      Please replace /dev/sdb1 with your corresponding device.
    • Eject the device:
      sudo eject /dev/sdb