Questions relating to the FAT32 file system architecture.

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FAT32 formatting

I just took a dive into the Ubuntu world jumping from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 14.04. I must say that I am impressed, I do like it a lot. However, I just ran into an unexpected problem; I have an LG DVD ...
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The “size” field in directory entry meaning for directories?

I'm looking at low-level directory structure of a disk partition, formatted as "vfat" filesystem. The directory entry structure I use is: struct __attribute__ ((packed)) Dentry { char ...
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How do I repair a Fat 32 Filesystem Partition “input/output error”

Some how the partition (Dev/sda2) partition got deleted. So I use TestDisk to bring it back... The first time I did it it erase the whole hard drive... The second time it did restore the partition ...
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Unable to access ext4 partition, but can access Fat32 [duplicate]

I recently installed ubuntu on a new hard disk with several ext4 partitions and 1 fat32 partition for installing windows in the future. I am able to view all partitions in File Manager. The ...
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How do I create a readable/writeable medium on a Micro SD card

I recently got a Micro SD card for the use with my phone. It's 8GB in size and branded by Samsung. I bought it second-hand, and for some reason it won't mount properly on my Huawei phone running ...
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Too many FATs on USB Drive?

A while ago, I wrote an image on a USB drive using something along these lines: dd bs=4M if=/path/to/image.iso of=/dev/sdb && sync Something must have gone terribly wrong there because ...
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Advice on what FS to use

I am installing a 2TB drive on an Ubuntu server that will be accessible on a network of Windows and Ubuntu machines. Should I format it using FAT32 or EXT3/4? Thanks David C
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Ubuntu file system questions. (EFI Partition, FAT32, VFAT)

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS today, I found that the EFI partition type showing on Ubuntu is VFAT, but I always heard the partition type for EFI partition should be FAT32. I returned to Windows ...
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Cannot edit /host files on VFAT Windows partition

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 through Wubi and I do not know how to change the permissions so that it lets me use the Windows partition, for it says I'm not the owner. This is a VFAT partition. I ...
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using gnome-disks/terminal to format usb drive in ubuntu 12.10, FAT32

I know its a duplicate question, but I couldn't find a answer that would have satisfied me.. I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10, You know I was holding with the LTS but couldn't resist all those new ...
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(two part) Do i need a bootable usb to install ubuntu 13.10 on a os-less computer? and if i do, how do i create one on my mac?

i'm fairly sure i need a bootable usb for my new self built computer, but i'm not 100 certain, so i'm asking. and as for how to make a bootable usb, i have a usb in FAT 32 format, and i got stuck on ...
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Cannot mount FAT32 system as 777

I am trying to mount an external HDD (fat32) with 777 permissions as I wish to share it via nfs on my local network. I am mounting using the following command (and I have tried several variations): ...
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4gb File Size Restriction on fat32 External HDD

I have an external 1tb HDD that is formatted in fat32. I use it to connect to my Blu-ray player, which has a USB port, to watch movies. Frequently, movie files are over 4gb and will not transfer to ...
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How to make files executable on vfat partition

I'm using 12.04 and have a shared vfat partition on which I keep my documents. Lately I'm trying to run one of my own executables, but the terminal keeps telling me I have no permission to do so. I've ...
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Creating img file into FAT32

I'm trying make an img file into FAT32 and I get some problems... Here is the code I execute: ~$sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=./testImage bs=10000000 count=1 Then the output I get is: 1+0 records in ...
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Ubuntu doesn't mount my disk on key?

I have a disk, it worked well but suddenly after formatting it to Fat32 using Windows, connecting it to my Linux doesn't mount it, what should I do? This is the output of lsusb: $ ls usb Bus 002 ...
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problems while formating to fat32

I need to format my external hard drive to fat32 in order for it to work on a ps3, but when i try to do it in Gparted I get an error : if this helps, first I formated it to fat32 without any ...
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“wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock” error while mounting FAT Drives

I am unable to mount any fat32 or fat16 formatted usb disks under Ubuntu 13.10. The thing here to note is that it is happening only with fat formatted Disks. ntfs, ext formatted external usb disks ...
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Corrupt usb. Is there any way to fix it?

I'm really new to Linux, so I might seems to be stupid from time to time. But anyways, I unplugged a USB flash memory from my computer, while running windows xp. I think that this got it corrupt in ...
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Why can't I mount my flash drive on Ubuntu GNOME 13.04 [duplicate]

When I try to mount my flash drive (A Kingston DT 101 G2) , nautilus gives me this error message: Error mounting /dev/sdb1 at /media/alex/B255-E6AD: Command-line `mount -t "vfat" -o ...
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Creating Partitions [closed]

I want to install ubuntu 12.04 lts 64 bit. Can I partition my hdd like this? /boot - 1gb; / - 100gb (this much since I'm planning to have a virtual OS inside ubuntu); swap - 4gb (I have 2gb of ...
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Transfering files from Windows 7 to Ubuntu VIA partition

Is it possible to transfer files between Ubuntu and Windows by creating a partition? Like a flash drive would work (mounting the partition, copying the files to it, then mounting and copying on the ...
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Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 partition not showing up in partitioning tools

I recently installed Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 alongside Windows 7. I only gave the partition about 15 gb of space, as I installed it through the installation GUI. I wanted to add some more space to it's ...
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Step by step guide to partition an external HDD in two file formats

I just purchased an external HDD (1TB) which I want to partition with two different file formats - NTFS and FAT32 (this partition is for my PS3 backups). At the moment it's a giant 943mb NTFS ...
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Convert FAT32 partition to NTFS without data loss

Is there a way to change the partition format from FAT32 to NTFS without losing data in it? For now I am aware of one method: split partition in two, set the new partition format to NTFS, copy data ...
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Ubuntu and fat partition, why and can I change it?

I have a mac from 2006 and it is already not supported by new Apple system. So I did get back to Linux and I did chose Ubuntu 13.04. I did install Ubuntu side by side with OSX, but I did notice that ...
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Windows 7, Ubuntu 12.04 dual boot hard drive issues

I have recently bought a new laptop, and as I use Ubuntu on my desktop, but want to play games on my laptop, i installed both windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on the laptop. It all went pretty well, I can ...
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Distinguishing partition format types

How can I tell whether a partition is formatted with FAT32 or exFAT?
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How do I change permissions on a FAT32 drive?

My USB type is FAT32. I tried to solve problem using terminal (http://askubuntu.com/a/96929/130182), but it gives me an error: mount: special device /dev/sdb1 does not exist How I can change ...
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Formatting a drive in windows 7 before installing ubuntu from bootable dvd

Pretty simple question i think. I am going to install a 2terabyta SATA drive in my PC, I want to partion it using windows disk manager (a 500gig for Ubuntu the other 1500 for storage) If i choose ...
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Wubi (32 bit ISO) freezes on “almost finished copying files” [duplicate]

Basically what it says on the tin. After accidentally installing the 64 bit version, I uninstalled it and tried to install the 32 bit version, but the installation freezes. I've seen some answers ...
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Why does mkfs fail with 'Read-only file system'?

I'm trying to format a pen drive using mkfs, but it fails with: Read-only file system. Here is what I have tried so far: $ sudo hdparm -r0 /dev/sdb1 /dev/sdb1: setting readonly to 0 (off) readonly ...
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Ubuntu12.10 “Disks” Pendrive 64GB format LUKS+ext4

I just bought Pendrive / Flshdrive 64GB and need to archive on it file bigger than 10GB so i believe FAT32 is not an good option since it can handle only 4GB file in size. Next thing is that i though ...
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how to format a external HDD in Fat32 to swap between Ubuntu and Windows 7

Have a 750 gig external HDD. Have format it in Ubuntu 12.10 using FAT32 since I have to switch between windows, linux and osX. Used quick format option when doing this. Have named drive but Ubuntu ...
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Encrypting FAT32 with Luks

In previous versions of Ubuntu I was able to encrypt USB flashdrives using the disks tool in any format I pleased. Now unfortunately I am only able to encrypt a flash drive in EXT format. This is ...
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Best filesystem for a shared data space?

I want to have a partition mounted to both Window's "My Documents" and Ubuntu's "My Documents". What are the advantages and disadvantages of FAT and NTFS? Is there an accepted standard or common way ...
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cannot format a fat filesystem, getting error “Both FATs appear to be corrupt. Giving up.”

I am trying format an FAT (or FAT32) file system on my ubuntu system, but I am not able to format the device, each time I am getting the error Both FATs appear to be corrupt. Giving up. I have tried ...
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Force mount Fat16 partiton?

I have a Windows XP HDD that no longer wants to mount. Long story short, I tried to acces my data through a Ubuntu Live USB. The hard drive wouldn't auto mount, thus I created a mount point using: ...
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Can Ubuntu defragment NTFS or FAT drives?

Can I use Ubuntu to defrag a Windows NTFS/FAT drive or partition?
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need a different backup solution

I just built a new media/backup server using Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. I installed a hard drive to be used only for music, pictures, and videos and formatted it fat32 so my 1 and only Windows PC could map ...
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1.5 TB USB Drive failed to mount

Seagate 1.5Tb FreeAgent USB Hard Drive. Formatted FAT32. I figure it is 75% full. Used to work fine in XUBUNTU it shows up in Cairo Dock but when I click on it I get "failed to mount drive'. Nautilus ...
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How to mount external HDD with fat32 owner rights

When my external HDD mounts, it get mounted with root as owner. So I can only look read files. How do I get this to mount as me as owner? It's frustrating. Why is it really necessary to have root as ...
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Can't create folder links from a fat32 partition

When I try to create links from several folders (created on windows 7) in order to put them on my personal folder, I get the following error: Error creating the link to [folder] - Destination does ...
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I want files in fat32 partition to be shown in my personal folder

I have a 25 gig partition in ext4 for Ubuntu, an NTFS 25 gig partition for Windows 7,a logical swap of 2 gig, and then a logical 60 gig partition in FAT32 which I've read is the correct file system ...
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How to change FAT32 sort order on drive?

I use a USB drive to play music in my car. Unfortunately, the car does not sort the music alphabetically and relies on how the music is sorted on the FAT32 drive. This Windows software here solves ...
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Why does my FAT32 USB attached disk not mount in 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04? [closed]

I run Ubuntu 12.04 x64. I have a FAT32 USB disk with valuable data on it but it does not mount. I can see and access it when I plug it in to a Windows machine, but not on Ubuntu. I tried all kind of ...
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How to repair a corrupted FAT32 file system

I'm using the FAT32 file system for my pen drive. It's frequently facing file/data corruptions. In Windows, I used the scan disk utility to fix the FAT32/NTFS file systems. How can I do this in ...
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cat /proc/filesystems does not list vfat

I'm trying to read an SD card formatted with a FAT32 filesystem. It can be read in windows, but not in Ubuntu. When I tried cat /proc/filesystems, this was the output: > cat /proc/filesystems ...
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Defragmenting tools on Ubuntu for non EXT* formats

I have a flash drive that I use for general use around the house and at school. I use exclusively Ubuntu, but at school and on other family computers, they use Winblows. Therefore, my flash drive is ...
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Why does japanese filenames not show on ubuntu server and samba?

I've installed japanese fonts sudo apt-get install ttf-takao-mincho and I mounted my drive specifying utf8 sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sdc1 /media/HERMES -o ...