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Re: [SLE] Formatting a usb flash drive
  • From: Mike McMullin <mwmcmlln@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 13:43:58 -0500
  • Message-id: <1111776237.6066.7.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, 2005-03-24 at 21:48, John Sowden wrote:
> I am trying to set up a usb flash drive. Now when I attempt to mount it
> says'not a valid block device' so I take that to mean it is not formatted. I
> run suse 8.2 on that machine, so it appears (locate) that I do not have
> mkfs.vfat or mkfs.vfat. Where can i find thse files (preferably already
> compiled). I want to use FAT32 because I transfer files from my dosemu
> directory to a home xp machine.

My USB mini drive uses FAT16, which makes it compatible with a broad
range of systems. I assume that XP can read FAT13, as SuSE9.1 certainly

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