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July 2nd, 2008, 05:44 PM
hi! I'm Melvin from India. I'd like 2 format usb thumb drives with fat32 filesystem in ubuntu 7.10. plz tell me what program i'll have 2 install 2 do so.

July 2nd, 2008, 05:54 PM
you can use gParted, its in the uubntu repositories

July 2nd, 2008, 05:54 PM
GParted (http://gparted.sourceforge.net/) is a good partition editor for Ubuntu(Linux).
You can install it from Add/Remove Programs or Synaptic Package Manager.
Or from the terminal:

sudo aptitude install gparted

July 2nd, 2008, 05:56 PM
gparted does not work - it takes more than 10 minutes 'scanning for devices', and when it loads, the usb is locked - lock symbol - and i cant find a format option - everything is disabled.

July 2nd, 2008, 06:01 PM
It's a bug in gparted. If you don't have a floppy device, then you need
to disable it from the BIOS. You need to unmount the usb disk before
formatting. Hope this helps.