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How to format a pen drive in Ubuntu 12.04? I have this pen drive which I made bootable using some other system (OS). But I need to format it now in my Ubuntu 12.04. On right click there is no option to format it. Please guide me.

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marked as duplicate by Anwar Shah, maythux, Eliah Kagan, jokerdino, Mitch Oct 9 '12 at 7:10

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You can check this question. –  Anwar Shah Oct 9 '12 at 5:54

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Use Disk Utility...

Click on Format Volume!

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damn u just beat me :( –  Karthik T Oct 9 '12 at 5:36
i have this XENSERVER bootable setup in that pen drive so whenever i do format volume or format drive it says "An Error occurred while performing an operation on "Verbatim 0302"(Verbatim 0302):The device is busy –  vipin8169 Oct 9 '12 at 5:41
Oh, sorry Karthika T.... Well, I'll vote your answer :D @ vipin8169 - You have to unmount the device before you format. –  Naveen Oct 9 '12 at 14:24
got it naveen even before u cud speak it :P... –  vipin8169 Oct 10 '12 at 3:50
No......... Y???? –  Naveen Oct 10 '12 at 10:28

Can you try the application called "Disk Utility". Its a very handy utility which should let you format the disk, among other things. You can find it by pressing ALT + F2 and typing the name, or going (i think) System->Administration, or I guess typing the name in unity dash.

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