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I have a Usb drive and that is connected to a laptop running Linux (Mint).

As soon as I install some software in it (USB memory) seems like it recognizes it as a windows partition and doesn't install it properly, or more particularly finishes the installation but there are essential Linux based scripts missing.

How can I format my USB to be recognized as Linux partition?

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  1. Insert USB drive.
  2. lsblk and find your drive.
  3. If mounted then umount it.
  4. fdisk device and create new Linux partition.
  5. Format new partition with mkfs.ext4 or 3 depending on your needs.
  6. mount drive somewhere in your file-system.

Note: Backup your data if you have any before executing mkfs.ext4

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