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Efi Partition System format box leave it blank or checkmark it(Linux only installation)

Feeling very confused about this one .In a Linux only installation in UEFI mode,for Efi partition,do I need to tick(checkmark) the format box or just leave it blank. I had seen You tube videos & ...
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Why am I not able to load files from a partition with U-Boot?

For some reason, my U-Boot does not seem to be able to load files from my FAT32 partition: => mmc part Partition Map for MMC device 1 -- Partition Type: DOS Part Start Sector Num Sectors ...
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Tool to recover FAT32 file hierarchy

I have sometimes corrupted data on FAT32 SD cards, that corrupt even the filesystem (gparted can't even detect the filesystem). I use photorec to recover files, but the problem is that the whole file ...
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Error: "failed to preserve ownership" when trying to move files to a FAT32 partition on OpenBSD

I'm following a tutorial on how to install firmware on OpenBSD. The tutorial has me creating a new msdos file system on the usb with: newfs_msdos -F 32 /dev/rsd2c then to take usb to a system with an ...
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Plugged USB stick into macbook and all data was wiped

I plugged a 32GB usb stick into a 2019 macbook pro and all data was automatically and immediately removed. OSX shows no data on the stick. There used to be data on the stick. I went back to my linux ...
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Why grub for efi is still installed on fat32?

Isn't fat32 a deprecated filesystem format? Why does grub for efi booting is still required to be installed on a fat32 partition?
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How to get syslinux to install to fat32 backup boot sector

How do you get syslinux to install to fat32, and have it write the backup boot sector. It only writes to the main boot sector, and then fsck.fat complains. You can get fsck.fat to fix it, but this ...
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What is this FAT32 partition on GParted?

I want to increase the size of my Linux partition (/dev/sda5) using the 52.41GB of unallocated space on my SSD but from what I understand the /dev/sda3 partition is in the way of using the unallocated ...
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How do I discover the remaining space on disk image FAT32 partition?

Given the current Debian installer hd-media boot image files, how do I find out how much free space is remaining within the contained FAT32-formatted partition? Here's what I have so far: $ curl -...
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Sharing a Partition Between Windows and Linux Throws Permission Errors

I created a new partition in Windows 10 formatted as Fat32, so that I could work with files located in one place despite being logged into my MX Linux installation or Windows 10. While logged into ...
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How can I handle two separate file part as one (mount, virtual join, etc)? [duplicate]

I have tried to download a 8GB ISO image file. Unfortunately the file system was FAT32 on the pendrive. Max file size was only 4GB. The download process was aborted at a point, but as I used wget for ...
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Regarding file system Support in Linux Mint xfce

Will my FAT32 and NTFS USB and hard disks work in Linux ? I mean can windows compatible file systems USB and hard disks work in Linux? [EDIT] By work I mean - like I have a NTFS hard disk so can I ...
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Gparted: too many primary partitions

I'm trying to create an external hard drive with NTFS part for info and hidden bootable fat32 part. Here is an error .
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/etc/fstab mounting with auto buffer flushing

My /etc/fstab line for the SD I'm willing to mount looks like: /dev/mmcblk1 /media/sd_card vfat user,rw,umask=000,sync 0 2 With this line I'm able to mount the SD, but everytime I want to ...
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Completely defragmenting a FAT32 filesystem [duplicate]

Is there any Linux tool that allows defragmenting a FAT32 filesystem not on a best effort basis, but so that all files are guaranteed to be stored contiguously with no exceptions? Possibly writing the ...
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Why does rsync keep copying without actually writing after an error?

I've been trying to copying a bunch of files between two USB drives, the source NTFS, and the destination FAT32. There were a couple of files hidden amongst the source data that were > 4GB. I used: ...
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Why is the "ls" command showing permissions of files in a FAT32 partition?

I believe that the FAT32 file system does not support file permissions, however when I do ls -l on a FAT32 partition, ls -l shows that the files have permissions: -rw-r--r-- 1 john john 11 Mar 20 15:...
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Can't create bootable USB with WoeUSB

When I try to create a Windows 10 bootable USB on my Linux Ubuntu 18.04 with WoeUSB it gives me this error: Installation failed! Exit code: 256 Log: WoeUSB v@@WOEUSB_VERSION@@ ========================...
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Get contents of ddrescue image file

I have a failed harddrive with around 400 GB of data, of which approximately 50 GB need to be recovered. All the data is located in a specific directory (/Fotos2018/). The hard drive is a WD My ...
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How to fill FAT32 file system(linux) easily? My device drive is 32GB, in which 5 GB space will be taken for OS

I'm using 32GB device(linux based), which is using FAT32 filesystem, i want to test one thing that what would be the device behavior when i fill the device space with some random files. normally side ...
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Cannot format my EFI partition (FAT32)

When formatting my EFI partition I get this error: Not enough clusters for a 32 bit FAT!" My disk use 4096 sector size. #mkfs.fat -v -F 32 -S 4096 /dev/sde1 mkfs.fat 4.1 (2017-01-24) WARNING: Not ...
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Mounting without needing sudo *afterwards*

I'm trying to look into the innards of FAT32, and towards that I'm trying to create a FAT32 image, mount it and do a few file operations on the command line. Per the question here, I know there's no ...
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Usb flash drive (no media) - how to format?

I'm using Kali Linux x64 2017. When I insert USB flash drive (16 GB) computer can't recognize it. I want to format it and erase all data. I've already tried on Windows and the problem is same (usb ...
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Gparted gives problems with Fat32

It seems GParted is giving problems with FAT32 partitions. I am using the latest Gparted Live Disk from their site. But whenever I try to resize my EFI system Partition which is formatted using Fat32,...
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USB stick doesn't store data

I have several live usb sticks. I decided to use them as ordinary flash drive. So I formatted them to fat32 using gparted. The mount correctly, but when I created file or directory on usb drive, and ...
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Cleanest way to copy data from UFS file system to FAT file system?

On x86_64 machine running FreeBSD 10.1 when I'm un-taring an file and getting below error for all files in tar : x var/lib/nfs/statd/sm.bak/: Can't set user=1002/group=1002 for var/lib/nfs/statd/sm....
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Why is formatting a USB as FAT32 quicker than formatting as EXT3?

I often use gparted to format my USBs. Whenever I format a USB as FAT32, it takes just a few seconds to complete. Whenever I format a USB as EXT3, it takes a few minutes to complete. Why is there such ...
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rsync copies identical files

I use rsync to copy my files to a external usb hdd: rsync -av --max-size=4G --exclude "*.ini" --exclude "Thumbs.db" --delete /sourcefiles/ /destination/ This works so far, but when I run the command ...
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Reformat SD card

I need to reformat an SD card back to factory status. SD card filesystem used for media has become corrupted. Accessing a certain directory causes the filesystem to be remounted readonly, and it ...
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How to deal with characters like ":" or "?" that make invalid filenames?

I just tried to move a directory containing music files with thunar 4.10 It complained that a file name was invalid. It turned out that one file name (song title) contained a question mark. I ...
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Paritioning a SD Card with both Linux and Fat32 partitions

On a Raspberry Pi with the raspbian distro i need to make an extra partition that can be read from both windows and linux. So i use FDISK on /dev/mmcblk0 (the sd card) to create a new partition ...
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FAT32 / NTFS + isofs on USB

I have a bootable USB disk: # dd if=/path/to/os_image.iso of=/dev/sdb (...everything OK...) # sudo dumpe2fs /dev/sdb dumpe2fs 1.42.9 (4-Feb-2014) dumpe2fs: Bad magic number in super-block while ...
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How can I safely recover deleted data from a USB flash drive?

This event actually took place a few years ago, but I still have the unchanged USB flash drive in my possession. I may be out of luck, but I thought I would ask all you smart people here for your ...
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How To Copy Lossless from OSX ext to FAT32 without Ownership/Permissions? [closed]

I sudo-copied documents from OSX extended filesystem to FAT32. Now, I see that two trees are different by size and by Stephen's command here vimdiff <(find /Volumes/fat32/ -printf "%P %u:%g %m\n" |...
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FAT32 - Unallocated space within partition

I have an SD card with 3 partitions: FAT32, EXT4 and swap. I shrank and moved them recently, but due to a bug in GParted (segfault while resizing FAT32) it is left like this: Size: 5.87 GiB Used: ...
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fsck doesn't write changes

I'm trying to repair a SD card with FAT, but fsck doesn't write changes — even the magic -w option doesn't help $ sudo fsck.fat -aw /dev/sda1 fsck.fat 3.0.26 (2014-03-07) 0x41: Dirty bit is set. Fs ...
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Find device ID for partition in Solaris 11?

I have a laptop I'm setting up to multi-boot between Win 7, Solaris 11, Ubuntu 14.04, and CentOS 7. I have a common FAT32 partition for all of them to save data to. I'm less familiar with Solaris ...
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Can't copy to usb device

Changed /etc/fstab /dev/sdc1 /media/usb rw,noatime,user,umask=0 0 0 Mounted mount -a But while copying showed Operation not permitted
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Can I install GNU/Linux on a FAT drive?

Out of curiosity, is this possible nowadays? I remember some old Slackware versions did support FAT root partition but I am not sure if this is possible with modern kernels and if there are any ...
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fat32 partition overwritten by Mint image

Was Running Mint 17.1 Two Kingston USB devices attached accidentally written a Mint image the the archive Kingston by the image writer, and lost my fat32 partition with important data collection. ...
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openSUSE Live USB with windows-accessible FAT32 partition

I have a 64gb flash drive. I want to set it up so I can use it for windows-accessible Fat32 data storage while also being able to boot to it using a large (20-30gb) persistent openSUSE live USB ...
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How to format a microSDXC card into Fat32?

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 ...
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Verify Linux FAT32 Support [closed]

I apologize if this is a duplicate, but I could not find any related question. How can I verify that my Linux 3.16.1 kernel supports FAT32? Things to keep in mind: I do not have /proc/config.gz ...
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GNU Guix usb-install freezes at GRUB after boot

I wanted to try out the GNU usb install that was released with Guix 0.7. The problem is that when I try to boot from the USB, it freezes, with the word GRUB and a flashing type line. I followed the ...
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How to format a 1GB USB stick to FAT32 with 512 bytes sector?

I am trying hard to format a 1GB USB stick so that I can use it to install a new linux OS. Because the Disk utility has failed me when creating the file system. I tried to do it manually using fdisk ...
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Names of copied files from USB device to HDD have all become uppercase. How to fix it?

I am currently using OpenBSD 5.5-release. Whenever I copy files or directories from my USB device to the local HDD, the names of the copied files have all become uppercase. What causes it? How do I ...
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Move Data from Partition to Partition on Same Drive

Moving data from one drive to another is slow. Copying data on a drive to it's self is slow. Moving data from one drive to it's self is fast. If I'm moving data on the SAME drive but a different ...
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How do I emulate a USB stick with an external CDROM drive?

I am working with a Linux-based high-security network appliance (hereon: device) and do not have access to the user space so I can't log in. The only thing I can do is send it commands to upgrade ...
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Changing file permissions of auto-mounted hot-plugged FAT32 USB partition

Linux can read from, write to and execute files (vfat driver) formatted as FAT32. Auto-mounting (in my case Ubuntu) leads however to all files owned by root and not executable. By changing the file /...
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vfat not recognized in debian

I want to mount my usb drive (kindle vfat32). When I do mount -t auto /dev/sdf1 /mnt/usb I get mount: unknown filesystem type 'vfat' I checked if the drive is recognized with sudo fdisk -l and the ...
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