My pendrive has become read only. I want to format it using Linux - how do I do that?
If I run
mkfs.vfat \dev\sdc1, it doesn't work.
That should do it.
If it says its mounted, Do this:
If it says the drive is in use, close all the explorers that are showing contents of ur pen drive. Close Video/Audio/Multimedia/Any Other applications that are using pendrive eg: VLC playing a video file from ur PenDrive.
After (umount)ing, try the first command.
Do check the
Here are instructions on the process: http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/formatting-usb-pen-in-linux/