Re: DD bs=4M option on USB mem-stick creates false format
- Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:08:47 +0200
- From: "Thomas Schmitt" <scdbackup@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: DD bs=4M option on USB mem-stick creates false format
> > One may well try to manage the stick by a partition editor.
Richard Owlett wrote:
> Appropriate search terms that would lead to learning "howto"?
"linux"-or-"yourdesktop" together with "partition editor".
The reason to start this thread was about "gparted". We saw output of
"fdisk" and "gdisk". All three are for command line and/or text dialog.
The desktops will surely have their own graphical tools.
I expect that they handle partitioning and also file system creation.
My own approach with creating a filesystem would be "man mkfs"
"This mkfs frontend is deprecated in favour of filesystem specific
fs(5), badblocks(8), fsck(8), mkdosfs(8), mke2fs(8), mkfs.bfs(8),
mkfs.ext2(8), mkfs.ext3(8), mkfs.ext4(8), mkfs.minix(8), mkfs.msdos(8),
Well, i'd need to decide for a filesystem type anyways.
If it's for exchange of files with MS-Windows or Mac, then mkfs.msdos
If it's for Linux only with need for linux-ly filenames and file
properties, then rather mkfs.ext2, 3, or 4.
The words "mkfs.msdos", "mkfs.vfat", "mkfs.ext2", "mkfs.ext3", "mkfs.ext4"
in Google yield interesting info.
Have a nice day :)