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comment ADSL device providing No NAT DMZ alongside NAT (IPv4)
I think my (two-part) question is a concrete one though I appreciate that it may seem a little confused. I want to know if a device can provide NAT to a private network of hosts whilst at the same time exposing a host to the internet without NAT; and if so, what kind of device can provide this functionality.
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comment How to format a USB stick (flash drive) with FAT32 for use on Linux and Windows?
I couldn't confirm your hypothesis @Rod Smith because this drive is not now 'whole disk': sudo blkid /dev/sdf reports nothing at all, but sudo blkid /dev/sdf1 does report TYPE="vfat". Thank you very much for your answer, I now have working drives I have confidence in.
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comment How to format a USB stick (flash drive) with FAT32 for use on Linux and Windows?
Create a partition with fdisk /dev/sdf (using the defaults presented in interactive mode) of type b (Windows95) (make it type c (Windows95 (LBA)) for a 16GB drive - this is what Windows does) and format it using either mkfs.vfat /dev/sdf1 or in Windows with the Disk Management tool (which reports the file system as 'RAW' when the drive is first plugged-in). Both ways will result in a drive which fdisk reports consistently. Note that this results in a partition which is not 'whole disk' and so /dev/sdf1 is the one to mount.
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comment How to format a USB stick (flash drive) with FAT32 for use on Linux and Windows?
That mess reported by fdisk (see the screenshot in the question) can be corrected by zeroing the drive with dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdf or shred -n 0 -z /dev/sdf before creating a partition.
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comment How to format a USB stick (flash drive) with FAT32 for use on Linux and Windows?
@GENiEBEN I haven't and I don't seem to be able to find a reputable source for it either.
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comment How does one permanently disable GNU/linux networking?
Thanks. I've attempted to compile a kernel without Ethernet drivers, USB net adapters and wireless LAN using the "The Old-Fashioned Debian Way" from the doc you linked to, but ran in to some problems which I need to investigate. Nonetheless, this seems like the way to go. I am surprised that there seems to be very little in the way of written guidance for this sort of thing.