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?

  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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