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I need to format a brand new Micro SD card of extended capacity into FAT32.

I've read that formatting SD cards of 64/128 GB requires special tools.

How can I format in my Linux machine an SD card of 64/128 GB?

I've formatted a 16GB USB stick with Gparted, does it work also with a larger MicroSDXC card?

  • Force running sudo mkdosfs /dev/your-sd-card does the trick. – iBug Mar 9 '17 at 4:36
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Yes, gparted should work the same. However I have not tried it. I use mkfs.fat as supplied w/Ubuntu 14.04 to format various microSDHC and 64GB microSDXC.

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