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Old 07-04-2007, 12:15 AM
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Not exactly useful. In fact a waste of bandwidth. Klootzak.
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I did this a couple of days ago.

You need to know the device name, in my case it was /dev/da0

From a console:
Code:
ls /dev/da*
should list available USB devices. If the stick is already mounted (have a look in konqueror system:/media ), unmount it first (in konqueror right click, unmount).

From a console (e.g. Konsole):
Code:
su
Password:
# newfs_msdos -L usbstick -F 32 /dev/da0
For more options, type man newfs_msdos from the console.

HTH
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Thx... I'd aproposed every combination of format and initialise I could think of...
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Thx... I'd aproposed every combination of format and initialise I could think of...
NP. If it works ok, edit the title of your post to .. [SOLVED]
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Originally Posted by pheet
I did this a couple of days ago.

You need to know the device name, in my case it was /dev/da0

From a console:
Code:
ls /dev/da*
should list available USB devices. If the stick is already mounted (have a look in konqueror system:/media ), unmount it first (in konqueror right click, unmount).

From a console (e.g. Konsole):
Code:
su
Password:
# newfs_msdos -L usbstick -F 32 /dev/da0
For more options, type man newfs_msdos from the console.

HTH
Valuable information.

Thanks pheet
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