View Full Version : [ubuntu] Formatting SD Cards
April 23rd, 2008, 01:46 PM
I have a mini SD Card, and my laptop reads it just find. As far as I can tell, I am able to delete files from the card, but I was wondering if there were any actual formatting utilities for Ubuntu??? Any ideas?
Thanks ahead of time!
April 23rd, 2008, 01:47 PM
Try Gparted. It's in the repositories.
April 23rd, 2008, 01:49 PM
Install Gparted using:-
sudo apt-get install gparted
After installation Gparted can be run from System>Administration>Partition Editor and you can format the SD card from that.
April 23rd, 2008, 04:34 PM
Thanks a lot to the both of you!! Gparted was exactly what I was looking for!
September 22nd, 2009, 10:33 PM
I had some trouble with gparted mounting and unmounting the SD card, but this forum post:
explains another way to do it, using mkfs.
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