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I am using Kubuntu 13.04. How to format a USB or external drive?

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marked as duplicate by Radu Rădeanu, Warren Hill, karel, chronitis, psusi Oct 12 '13 at 3:35

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Use gparted, like in this how-to. But don't use FAT32, or you will have a 4 GByte file size limit. Use NTFS instead.

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and if I want to use only with the help of Konsole, then what will be the command for formatting the USB ? – KUNJESH KUMAR MISHRA Oct 11 '13 at 5:52
I've used sudo cfdisk <device> and also sudo fdisk <device> with success pretty often. sudo parted (notice: without the 'g') is a bit more user-friendly than both fdisk and cfdisk. – MadMike Oct 11 '13 at 5:58

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