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When formatting an SD card, can you set a custom allocation unit size?

I have an SD card that will only store files of 512, 1024, 2048 and 4096 KB in size. I wanted to set the allocation unit size to 512KB, but the maximum allowed in Windows is 64KB. Can I set this ...
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How to format my text file for better appearance?

I want to format my text file for better appearance. So I want any command or any shell script which will format my file as per my expectation. Input File: Index Name City 1. Ravi Bhuva Ahmedabad 2. ...
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How to output file sizes in human-readable format in an rsync logfile

I know that the -h option outputs filesizes in human-readable format when, ex, displaying the transfer progress with --progress, but is it possible to get this same file size formatting in the log ...
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How to format a USB stick (flash drive) with FAT32 for use on Linux and Windows?

I want to format a memory stick for moving data between Windows 7 and a non-networked Ubuntu server (Precise). I'm not sure that either of the two ways I've tried are correct, even though I can read ...
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How to format pendrive from fat32 to ext3 in windows7?

I am trying to make a live USB of OPHCRACK, and I tried to boot from a fat32 pendrive. But after making a live USB, it wouldn't boot. After searching awhile, I came to understand that ophcrack will ...
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841 views

Format /dev/sda as unallocated

I want to format my hard disk (/dev/sda) to be unallocated (free space). The reason I want this is because I'm installing cPanel CentOS disk and it shows me that there's not free space on my system. ...
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Will the files of other drives be deleted when formatting a dual-boot machine

I use both Windows and Linux on my computer by dual-booting. I also have 3 drives. On one I have Windows, on the other there is Linux and on the third one are my files (documents, pictures etc.). Now, ...
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impossible to format a RAW usb flash drive

I was trying to format my flash USB that is a RAW format. When I plug it windows asks me to format the USB I choose format I choose slow format but after 6 hours not even 1% done. I tried quick ...
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Using ext4 hard drive on Windows XP Pro machine?

Have an old laptop with Windows XP Pro and a new one with Linux Mint 13 LTS. I want to transfer my personal files from the old machine to the new one. Firstly I thought using crossover cable but I ...
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creating shared storage space for linux build on 32 GB USB

I'm building LFS to a 32 GB USB key and I am wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction for some information on how to format my USB key to meet the following requirements: when ...
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USB not registering on Linux

I have a usb with a hidden cdfs partition that I want to purge, but when I plug it into my linux box, it doesn't register. fdisk -l only shows my hard drives, and the usb doesn't auto-mount. I pulled ...
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Renaming a volume under Linux

It may be a very basic question, but I have USB devices that keep their old name after reformating it with mkfs and even after a repartitioning with fdisk. I wonder if there is a way to change the ...
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gparted doesn't work with an external hard drive with sector size of 4096

When I open gparted, I got below: sudo gparted ====================== libparted : 2.2 ====================== Device /dev/sdc has a logical sector size of 4096. Not all parts of GNU Parted support ...
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OS agnostic (external) hard disk drive preparation

I am a trans-OS user (coming out, I love linux and windows, one with the heart and both with the mind ;)) Somewhere in the back of my head I remember, formatting an external usb drive with windows or ...
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HDD is preventing ubuntu from installing

I have recently attempted to install ubuntu on my laptop, replacing windows 7. The HDD was working fine with windows 7. On my first attempt to install ubuntu it kept giving me an error that was ...
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How do I recover data from a HD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I recover lost/inacessible data from my storage device? Today I tried to read an external HD, and it was dead. The only way it could be re-detected by the system ...
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How to format an mp3 player in linux

I have a cheap 2Gig mp3 player. It works well with a windows filesystem, but in linux there must be some tricks I'm overlooking. The format is generally good with the following options: mkfs.vfat -I ...
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How to set up a PC which can be booted from Linux AND Windows?

Our PC was running Windows XP up to know. It has become incredibly slow and I'm considering switching to Linux (Ubuntu?!) as a fresh OS. However, there are some applications we rarely use which run ...
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hard drive formatting error

I have a disk composed of a single partition. It is formatted in ntfs and has files in it. Linux reads them fine, and is able to write on it too. So the disk is fine, and it doesn't show any smart ...
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How to partition and format a new HDD when it is connected via USB 3.0 (Linux)?

I just received a new unformatted 2.5" hard disk (1 TB) and an external USB 3.0 enclosure to use with my laptop (Thinkpad). I'm running Kubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. How do I access and format this HDD ...
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1answer
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How to zero-out a flash card under Linux?

Looking for a way to zero-out a flash card (any format CD/SD/MS) so that it starts completely clean? By that I mean not just formated but all zeros or a fixed pattern. It will be formated later and ...
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Windows 7 does not recognize a Linux formatted hard drive

I've got a problem with a couple hard drives, I recently switched from a Debian Linux install to Windows 7, installation went without problems but now I find that there is no way to format a couple of ...
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Formatting a disk for Macintosh using Linux

I've been asked to move data from an old external hard drive to a new one, and to make the new one compatible with the Macintosh. (The old drive's USB connection has died, and I'm connecting to old ...
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Cannot properly format pendrive on Ubuntu 10.10

I put Jolicloud on a pendrive to install it to my laptop, tried it out, didn't like it, and installed ubuntu with a CD instead. Now I want to use my pendrive for storage, so I popped it in, loaded up ...
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Reinstall linux with software RAID

I've got ubuntu server on my "home server" with 5 software raid 0 partitions and one software raid 1. I have to reinstall OS. Is it possible to do that without losing existing partitions with data?
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Vfat file system on usb-drive for Windows and Linux compatibility

I've just formatted by usb drive to vfat, as I heard that is best to use in both Linux and Windows? What do you think?
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How to improve the HTML formatting in Evolution mail client

I have a question about viewing HTML emails in the Evolution mail client. Basically, I am receiving some emails that look lovely in Thunderbird but not in Evolution because the HTML rendering of ...
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Determine formatting of SD card in Ubuntu

How do I, in Ubuntu, determine what the formatting (e.g FAT etc.) of an SD card is?
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How to create a filesystem mountable by windows in linux?

I have attached an external USB disk to my debian gnu/linux system. The disk showed up as device /dev/sdc, and I prepared it like this: created a single partition with fdisk /dev/sdc (and some more ...
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How to reformat a SD card to VFAT after formating it ext3

I have formatted a sd card ext3 for some test but I would like to to reformat to vfat. I have used linux to reformat using mkfs.vfat but still can't read it in windows. The next thing I was going ...
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recover data from twice formatted hard disk and installed ubuntu 9.04

my machine had windows 7, windows vista loader, plus other partitions where i stored my files.. now i had problems installing ubuntu 9.04 on that machine together with above ones... then i installed ...