- Type sudo su for the super user access
- Type fdisk -l to list available drives/partitions.Note which device is your flash drive (Example: /dev/sda).Here i have place the x as a drive later, so replace it as per your drive latter. For example: if your pen drive is sdb then replace x with b.
- Type umount /dev/sdx1
- Type fdisk /dev/sdx . This will ask you commands you want tobe perform. so please follow the following steps
- type p to show the existing partition.
- type d to delete the existing partition.
- type p again to show any remaining partitions (if partitions exist, repeat previous steps)
- type n to make a new partition. It will ask for partition type
- e for extended partition
- p for primary partition
- type p for primary partition
- type 1 to make first partition (partition no. starts from 1 to 4)
- type starting cylinder for a partition or just Hit the Enter to use default 1st cylinder
- type ending cylinder to set the partition size or just hit Enter for the default last cylinder (so you have only one partition)
- type a to make this partition active, it will ask for partition number to active
- type 1 to select partition 1
- type t to select the change the partition File System. it will ask you for file system
- type 6 to select FAT16 file system
- type w to write a new partition table
- Type umount /dev/sdx1 to ensure the 1st partition is unmounted
- Type mkfs.vfat -F 16 -n ubuntu710 /dev/sdx1 to format the first partition
- Remove and Re-insert your flash drive
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Format Pen Drive or create partition in pen drive on Linux
To format a pen drive or Create a new partition in pen drive using the command line in Linux platform, please follow the following steps.