Questions relating to the FAT32 file system architecture.

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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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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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Trouble creating fat32 partition larger than 1 TiB with gpt partition table using gparted

I have a 6 TiB hard drive that I would like to make a fat32-partition on covering the whole hard drive. When trying to do so using gparted (first creating a gpt partition table, and then trying to ...
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Cannot format memory stick to fat32

I am trying to format my usb stick on /dev/sdc, partition sdc1: sudo mkfs.vfat -F 32 /dev/sdc1 I get the following for a few seconds, no error: mkfs.fat 3.0.26 (2014-03-07) However, sudo fdisk ...
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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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How do you run Ubuntu from USB on a Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu installed on my USB (FAT32). Now how do I run it from the USB without deleting C: drive?
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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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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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How to repair a corrupted FAT32 file system

I'm using the FAT32 file system for my pen drive. It frequently has file/data corruptions. In Windows, I used the scan disk utility to fix the FAT32/NTFS file systems. How can I do this in Ubuntu?
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Mount FAT32 filesystem as /home during installation?

Setup in Ubuntu 11.10 installation gives me this message while in advanced partitioning: "The file system type fat32 cannot be mounted on /home, because it is not a fully-functional Unix file system. ...
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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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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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“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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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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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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rsync not working between NTFS/FAT and EXT

I have music that I play in my car, from an FAT32 USB stick. The folder which I use to put songs on is stored on my EXT4 hard drive. I add/remove/retag songs regularly and occassionally want to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to delete/edit files from readonly filesystem

I am having problem with my memory device (actually a memory card that act external memory device like pendrive). experimentx@workmateX:/var/www/zendtest$ sudo rm ...
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Can Ubuntu defragment NTFS or FAT drives? [duplicate]

Can I use Ubuntu to defrag a Windows NTFS/FAT drive or partition?
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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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UEFI hardware and dual booting with windows

I've been struggling for 3 days trying to dual boot Ubuntu 11.10 and Windows 7. I want to use an SSD for my Ubuntu installation and an hdd for Windows. I realized that I have to install windows first ...
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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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How do I convert a FAT32 to ext3 (keeping the data on it)

Is there a way to convert a FAT partition to ext3 (or other ext..) while keeping the data on it? I don't have access to a external USB hard disk to temporarily store the data, so I'd like to just ...
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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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How can I substitute colons when I rsync on a USB key?

I would like to backup my mail directory on a USB key. However, my IMAP has a strange naming convention that something include a colon (:) character. Since the USB is in a window format, rsync fail ...
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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 ...