Format flash through the Linux / Linux LiveCD
(Original page: http://linux.or.id/node/2835/)
Steps that must be done:
1. Booting the computer using a Linux LiveCD, Slax KillBill eg, Knoppix or other distribution,
2. After login to the system, e nter the flash before the problem to one of the USB port. For the security of data, make sure that only the flash problems are connected,
3. Make sure your flash is detected, or at least led a flame indicator,
4. Log in to console
5. In the console run cfdisk / dev/sda1 (adjust the flash is attached to),
6. Delete or remove a partition on the flash,
7. Create a new partition by selecting the Create New | Write,
8. Save the changes you've just done,
9. Format flash mengetikan with the command f32-mkfs.vfat / dev/sda1 on the console.
10. Flashdisk you already have a new partition, so the return can be used both in Linux and in Windows.
Next steps to improve the flash that can not be in the format using the HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool:
1. Download the application HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool here,
2. Install the application, the recommendation is to use the OS Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows 2003 Server, and Novel Netware,
3. Enter the flash problem to one of the USB port. Make sure your flash is detected and the drive to obtain allocations on Windows,
4. Run the application HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool
5. Determine the flash drive is inserted,
6. Select Create New or Replace Existing Configuration to create a new partition and delete the new configuration of the flash,
7. Format your flash in accordance with the desired file system.