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Questions tagged [fat32]

Questions relating to the FAT32 file system architecture.

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Why can't I unset the executable bit on my files in a Veracrypt vfat partition?

In a mounted Veracrypt file, which df -Th shows to be vfat, my files are always executable. $ ls -l x.txt gives -rwx------ ... x.txt How do I make it not-executable? chmod -x x.txt doesn't work, not ...
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The “modified timestamp” changed via a cut and paste

I needed to copy a file from one Ubuntu system to another Ubuntu system. I checked the "modified timestamp" of the original file and it was April 21 15:27:31. I copied and pasted to a removable Flash ...
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How to write zeros in one pass to free space on FAT32 drive?

Most people will think either using dd or sfill to usually wipe free space with zeros... however, the limit with FAT32 drives are that the largest file size can only be 4 GB. How can I create ...
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What is this tiny fat32 partition? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 18.10 on a laptop. When I opened Gparted I saw this little partition and do not know what it is (see image). Gparted also has a warning about it: Unable to read the contents of ...
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How to share a FAT32 partition between Ubuntu 18 and vbox Windows 7

I have this disk setup: Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /dev/sda1 * 2048 195944447 195942400 93,4G 83 Linux /dev/sda2 195944448 937701375 741756928 353,7G ...
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How to format Hard drive NTFS and convert it to FAT32?

As the question, I have some NTFS HD in my ubuntu server, some has few partitions, I would like to fully format them, create only 1 partition and convert it to FAT32. Thanks
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FAT32 R/W performance too low for a big file transfer

I have mounted FAT32 formatted USB storage to ext4 FS and executed a large file copy operation. Observed that FAT32 R/W performance to ext4 partition is very much slower than same ext4 partitions. ...
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Is FAT 32-bit version ok for Linux?

I understand this may be a dumb question but I just realized my main SSD is a FAT 32-bit version - I installed Ubuntu a while ago. Is this partition format ok or would another one work better with ...
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How to make a live USB - WITHOUT FAT

I'm trying to make a live USB boot drive for Ubuntu 18.04. I don't want to use Windows, as I don't like (or trust) Windows. Here's the catch: I've found FAT32 to be completely unreliable. Seriously, ...
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Windows can't see FAT32 drive modified by GParted

My SD card had a FAT32 partition and an EXT partition for Android. I don't need the EXT partition anymore, so I used GParted to delete it and increase the FAT32 to use the extra space, but Windows 7 ...
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how to change fat partition label on disk image file?

the command: sudo mlabel -i /dev/sdb1 ::my_external meant to apply the new label my_external for the /dev/sdb1 drive or partition, if only it's a separate device one. what would be the command for ...
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USB pendrive : the copy takes about 3 minutes but the unmount takes a very long time : 10 to 12 minutes

I'm using Ubuntu 17.10. I formatted an USB pen-drive to NTFS to prepare a Windows7 USB Installer. I set the bootable flag on this pen-drive and copied the files into it. EDIT 1: The USB pen-drive ...
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SD card content not showing up in Ubuntu

I have burned OS image (.img) into a new SD card (Sandisk 16GB) use LibreELEC USB-SD creator tool on Ubuntu laptop. I assume I don't need to format SD card before writing. Then I tried browse SD card ...
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GParted is not working on Ubuntu 17.10 [duplicate]

I installed GParted to change format of my PD to FAT32. After installation I clicked on its icon and its asking for Authecatation. But, after that GParted is not running.
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Using Universal USB Installer, should I format as NTFS or Fat32 for Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Basically read the title. I'm assuming Fat32, but I have no idea on this stuff, I'm no good at installing stuff.
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How to set read/write permission for a flash drive? [duplicate]

I have a 16 GB flash drive formatted as FAT. When I plug the flash drive into my Dell Laptop running Ubuntu 14.04, I can read and write with no problem, but when I plug the same flash drive into my ...
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Unable to access on SD Card [duplicate]

suddenly I get an error on my SD Card (look at the image) and now I can't see what it is inside it or use it. I never done any works or something strange since I've bought it months ago. I think it's ...
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can't boot ubuntu from usb in UEFI mode

I am relatively new to linux. I previously made a usb boot device that worked perfectly, using a single W95 FAT32 (bootable) partition. However, that disk was too small, so now I am trying to ...
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trying to format a 64GB MicroSDXC card with 4096 bytes per sector

I'm trying to flash Rockbox onto an xDuoo digital music player, and the micro SD card has to be formatted FAT32 with 4096 bytes per sector. I've come across conflicting reports for mkdosfs parameters, ...
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Cannot control how often fsck is running on /boot/efi

Every boot fsck is checking the partition /efi/boot. I can control how often it runs on other partitions using tune2fs but it won't work with this partition. /var/log/syslog reports Nov 28 19:59:55 ...
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Problem with mounting usb device FAT filesystem on Linux

I copied an image on a usb stick with win32DiskManage. I want to copy this image on my beagleboneblack wich's system is Linux. The filesystem of the usb stick is FAT. Now I want to mount a usb device ...
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Is a FAT32 partition able to use non-ASCII characters for names of files and directories the same way as Windows 10?

I have installed the Ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 7 systems at the same PC. I prepare to change all names of files and directories to ASCII so that I can use correctly a united probably FAT32 partition. I ...
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How do I properly mount fat32 flash drive for Multisystem use?

I'm attempting to switch to MultiSystem from YUMI so I can add ISOs to a multi-bootable flash drive with Ubuntu instead of Windows, and boy, am I starting to regret it. First, I backed up my flash ...
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How to view FAT32 Ubuntu files from Windows 10?

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my PC a while ago, and I really like the new OS. I've noticed that I can access all data on the hard drive from Ubuntu, but I can't find Ubuntu files from Windows. I set ...
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Cannot install Ubuntu at ext4 partition from FAT32 bootable USB stick [closed]

I am trying to install a 14.04.5 64 bits Ubuntu in a machine with several partitions, one of which is already running a 12.04 64 bits Ubuntu, into one that is empty and formatted as ext4. I have ...
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Attribute “partition” not found - error when formatting USB flash drive

I have a USB flash drive that's become unrecognisable in Windows 7, as detailed in my question on SuperUser here. I was advised to use Ubuntu, and was able to see the flash drive using it, although ...
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Is it enough to copy grub.cfg

I have installed Windows 10 in the first half of my HDD. Then I install Ubuntu in the second half (minus 1GB). After all I formatted third 1GB partition in FAT32 then I install grub into it using grub-...
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Install /boot on fat32 partition

Is it possible to install GRUB on fat32 partition during installation of Ubuntu 16.04? When I try to do this during installation, then the following error is printed: The file system type fat32 ...
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Ubuntu does not detect USB stick with lsblk or fdisk

I have a usb stick that needed formatting because ubuntu couldn't detect it or mount it. I found a few solutions online and used lsblk and fdisk commands to list out all devices that are attached. I ...
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How to obtain the correct vfat path translation for my floppies?

My father left me a batch of 3.5 inch "floppy" disks created with Windows 95 (Dutch). I want to copy their contents. My only computer with a floppy drive runs Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS. After installing ...
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How do I change the disk size with mkdosfs [closed]

So I recently have received a 256GB SD Card on eBay for pretty cheap, but turns out that the factory part number printed on the back plastic was listed as an 8GB card. It was modified from the ...
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Problem with FAT32 filesystem, need to install dosfstools and mtools [closed]

In my HDD I was trying to convert a filesystem from FAT32 to NTFS with gparted, but I cannot see my HDD. Gparted shows me HDD (/dev/sda2) but it shows this message: I am trying to install mtools ...
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Corrupted folders content on USB flash drive

I'm using XUBUNTU (Linux apollon 4.4.0-62-generic #83-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jan 18 14:10:15 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux). I insert an USB flashdrive. It mounts correctly. $lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN ...
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Ubuntu on a USB stick - mount options to reduce writes

I'd like to have Ubuntu installed on a USB stick, that I could plug in (almost) any computer and boot from it, and that I could use (almost) normally, as if it was installed on that computer. I'd also ...
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How can I format a USB/SD card that I'm not able to format with the dd command?

I have this 32Gb micro SD card that was on my android phone. It was working as an external HD. Now I want to format the SD card to use with another phone, but it seems impossible to format. I've ...
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Format FAT32 partition with set “Allocation Unit Size”

Note: This answer didn't work for me. I wish to format a FAT32 partition with set AUS of 32K. I've read the man page man mkfs.fat, and the only thing that I can find is -S LOGICAL-SECTOR-SIZE ...
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I used GParted in Ubuntu to reformat my partitions, now windows won't boot!

Let me start by saying I did clone my SSD to my old HDD so if I really did mess up, I haven't lost anything. Anyway, so I bought a new SSD a while ago and copied my old HDD over to my new SSD using ...
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What is the equivalent of zerofree for vfat (fat 16, fat 32)

To make one file unlinked with rm myfile on a ext2, ext3 or ext4 formatted USB, I run zerofree /dev/sdb What would be the equivalent command(s) for for FAT16 and FAT32 formatted USB? (i.e USB ...
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When accessing a FAT32 partition in Ubuntu, does it get flagged for Windows to run chkdsk?

I have a Windows 10 computer. I booted it up using an Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Live CD. The hard drive has 3 partitions which were automatically mounted in Ubuntu - C and D drives which are NTFS partitions, ...
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Formatting External USB Hard drive problem

I'm new the the linux community. I recently upgraded my old laptop with a ssd and installed Ubuntu 16.10. I plan on using the old hard drive as a external hard drive for videos and music. I was ...
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Windows won't recognize formatted partition on Ubuntu (FAT32 and NTFS)

I'm using a USB drive of 128GB on which I installed Ubuntu 16, I'm using this drive to run Ubuntu alongside Windows. This works fine, except for one thing; I can't see the FAT32 partition in Windows ...
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Does Ubuntu damage USB drives?

Whenever I unmount a USB drive with Nautilus and plug it to a Windows machine, I receive a warning that the drive needs to be repaired. (the same message like in this screenshot) For 10+ years ...
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USB doesn't mount

I have a problem. I have had Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop for 2 years and up until now no problems with the USB. But since this evening the pc doesn't mount the USB. I read some discussions but the ...
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Mount FAT32: Can't find a valid FAT filesystem

Xubuntu 14.04. nfts-3g is installed. /dev/sdc is the Flash drive. I have created new partition with fdisk (tried with cfdisk too). Tried with W95 FAT32 code and W95 FAT32 (LBA) code. ("b" and "c" in ...
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converting filesystem of internal HDD from FAT32 to NTFS

I was dumb and used FAT32 as filesystem. Now I want to download files larger than the size of 4GB, which is not possible for FAT32. I use a dual boot (Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10) and the HDD is ...
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Have I killed my Ubuntu 14.04.3 trying to recover password and get Grub to work?

Been happy Ubuntu convert since late 2013 when paid to ditch Win8 and install Ubuntu. [Ubuntu 14.04.3 on HP Compaq CQ58] Like many others forgot my password For me that happened after lappie lay idle ...
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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 -l ...
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How do you run Ubuntu from USB on a Windows 8.1?

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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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 ...