How to format pen drive to VFAT using mkfs when disk utility or gparted do not recognize it

Sometimes, we find that a pen drive simply cannot be formatted using the Disk Utility or gparted in Linux. In such a situation, open a terminal on your Linux computer, and enter the command as below to format the pen drive. $ sudo mkfs.vfat -n ‘Label’ -I /dev/sda <enter> where 'Label' in the quotes can … Continue reading How to format pen drive to VFAT using mkfs when disk utility or gparted do not recognize it

Partition Transcend USB external drive (Storejet) into 2 partitions

You can partition a transcend USB external disk drive into 2 partitions using gparted. Visit http://www.gparted.org to get the software. Using gparted, the USB drive can have 2 partitions one ext4 for Linux and one NTFS for Windows. Using NTFS allows the backup of larger files to happen without intervention. Had you used a FAT32 … Continue reading Partition Transcend USB external drive (Storejet) into 2 partitions