Questions relating to the FAT32 file system architecture.

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Putting a Linux distribution on an external drive with Unetbootin

I don't have a USB stick or CD drive, but I'm trying to put some version of Linux on my external hard drive. My computer is running Windows 8 on a Lenovo Yoga. I used SmartDiskFAT32 to reformat the ...
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Is it really possible to properly create a bootable USB of Ubuntu from Windows?

I was trying to create a bootable USB of Ubuntu from Ubuntu when some symbolic links errors appeared, which I explained in this question. There was no valid answer what these errors are, nor are they ...
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USB flash drive partitioning exits without completing

I have a 16 GB TDK flash drive with one fat32 partition and msdos partition table. On ubuntu 14.04 using gparted I am trying to resize this partition from ~14.4(16) GB to 12.4 and leave 2 GB of free ...
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How to automount cardreader on startup?

I have SD cardreader in my netbook, and it is not automatically mounted on startup. If I disable default settings in gnome-disks and check mount automatically, I will get error Error mounting ...
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Files in external HDD visible in Ububtu but not in Windows 7

My external HDD: FAT32 1TB Transcend Storejet Ubuntu: 14.04 Windows: Windows 7 I connected my external HDD to copy some movies on Ubuntu and then every-time I connect on Windows my ext HDD shows no ...
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FAT32 external drive : no space left error

Using Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, I have mounted a 1 TB usb drive formatted with FAT32. The drive was mounted with this command (no error) : sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sdc1 /media/jpgs/ I create a single ...
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Fstab doesn't update permissions or ownership rules [duplicate]

I mount a FAT32 filesystem (because it needs to be compatible with windows) that has an SVN repository on it. It is mounted with owners root:plugdev and permissions rwxrwx--- . My user account is a ...
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Can I use Ubuntu on my Mac to recover a FAT32 drive?

I installed a game on my PS3 which is formatted for FAT32 and it corrupted the drive. (The same game did the same thing on another PS3. Rats.) I need to recover the drive but am a Mac user. Can I ...
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Solution to slow transfer of files from PC to USB [duplicate]

First of all, my apologies: I've seen a tons of forums related to this topic, but nowhere did I see a solution to this problem. I've switched to Linux only recently and my biggest issue about it is ...
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How can I get a vfat pendrive to automount as posixovl filesystem?

I'd like to use my pendrive primarily for storing various data for my Linux (and not losing metadata like permissions and ownerships), but I don't want to exclude access to it from Windows - e.g. if I ...
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Prevent hidden (for Windows 8.1) FAT32 partitions from being mounted when not even referenced in fstab?

I have two FAT32 partitions on my internal HDD that keep being (auto?) mounted by a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 even though there is no reference to them whatsoever in /etc/fstab. If they were ...
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WinUSB gives a exit code: 256

I have Ubuntu 14.10 with WinUSB and I have a Windows 8.1 Pro ISO with a 4GB SD Card with an empty FAT32 partition. Everytime I try to use it, it says "Installation failed, exit code: 256". How do I ...
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FAT32 samba share not writable via nautilus: can it be fixed via fstab configuration?

I have configured with samba a raspberry pi, raspbian with two usb HDs, one NTFS and the other FAT32. They are both mounted at boot in fstab, via UUID rather than /dev/ pointers so to allow for ...
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Fat32 mounting as read only

I've edited my /etc/fstab to contain the following: UUID=F285-17E1 /media/TV-1 vfat rw 0 0 UUID=6CBA-1DEC /media/TV-2 vfat rw 0 0 UUID=7D3B-170D /media/TV-3 vfat rw 0 0 UUID=BBFF-1EE4 ...
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fsck00##.REC files being generated during copy/move between FAT32 partitions,data loss

I have two FAT 32 partitions,one NTFS and an ext4 partition on my system having dual boot windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.10.Sometimes when I copy/move files between the FAT partitions,the copying does not ...
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Problem with files in External Hard Disk

While making my USB bootable for the installation of UBUNTU using Disk Startup Tool in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, the process was cancelled and disconnected my external hard disk from the laptop(The source ...
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Ubuntu can't mount / format formerly TrueCrypt encrypted SD card which works on Windows 8

I have a 2GB SD card which I completely encrypted with TrueCrypt some time ago. However, I lost the key and there was no valuable data on it. Windows 8 formatted it to fat32 without any problems and ...
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Make FAT32 disks starts with boot [duplicate]

i'm using ubuntu 14.10 utopic beta 2 (waiting for the officiel release) i've two partitions (FAT32) where i save my documents.. i would like to make those two partitions starts with boot.more clearly, ...
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Accidentally formatted ext4 partition

I have just formatted an ext4 partition to fat32 using gparted. In which directions should I tread in my attempt to recover?
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Rescue data from corupted FAT32 micro SD card

I used it on android and it just stopped working. I want to extract data before I format it. Here's the output of sudo dosfsck -w -r -l -a -v -t /dev/mmcblk0p1: fsck.fat 3.0.26 (2014-03-07) fsck.fat ...
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How does Ubuntu get away with reading FAT32

I read here that Microsoft makes $5 to $15 on every Android device sold because Android can read the FAT filesystem. Ubuntu can also read the FAT filesystem but no payment history to Microsoft ...
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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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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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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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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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“FAT-fs (sdc1): IO charset iso8859-1 not found” 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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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 ...