[Novalug] Formatting USB thumb drives
kkauffman at headfog.com
Mon Jul 21 18:43:20 EDT 2008
mkfs -t vfat /dev/sdx
No issues with formatting them.
On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 18:23, Jay Hart <jhart at kevla.org> wrote:
> Couple of weeks ago I bought two of the Microcenter branded 2GB USB thumb
> drives. I thought that I would format them to prevent the possibility of
> having a virus on them.
> Is that necessary, and if so how would you go about this? I want these
> usable by Windows (for work) and Linux/Windows at home.
> I know how to format the drive, I really am just asking if others have
> the same thumb drives and if you knew of any reason why I should NOT format
> them (or why I SHOULD format them).
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