how to format an usb drive in fat16/fat32/ntfs from linux command line

fdisk listing of drive

One of the reasons of having to use¬†an usb drive is to transfer files between different machines, usually with different operating systems. Unfortunately, there are still enough Windows machines out in the wild that reads only specific file systems in formats such as FAT32 or NTFS. This means you will need to format your USB drives in formats that is…

how to easily format USB drives (flash drive) from linux command line

fdisk command in linux

USB Drives or Flash drives are mostly just like any other drive like a hard drive. Occasionally you will want to format USB drives just as any other drive. Most commercially available USB drives are PC and Mac compliant, in that it is easy enough to reformat them on those operating systems, usually with a graphical interface with interactivity. There…

how to mount or load an USB flash drive in linux

linux lsusb command output screenshot

Most modern Linux and Unix distros are mostly plug and play when it comes to using data storage devices like the USB flash drive or an external hard drive. Some of the desktop environments like the KDE or Gnome will also auto mount the device when it is plugged in and make it writable as well. That being the case,…

how to choose the best USB flash drive (or pen drive)

USB Flash Drives

Are you currently in the market to buy an USB flash drive? Well, if not you can always do with a better one for your key chain, office or car…right? There are some obvious specifications that you look for in the flash drive…such as the capacity, compatibility, physical size etc. But there are also some other and probably more important…