SD Card on Ubuntu 7.10

Derek Broughton news at
Sat Nov 17 17:06:14 UTC 2007

Bruce Marshall wrote:

> On Friday 16 November 2007, Lisandro Weissheimer wrote:
>> Hi all!
>> How do I format a SD Card on Ubuntu 7.10? It mounts automaticaly, but I
>> want to format the card, can anyone help me?
>> Thanks all!
> mkfs -t vfat  /dev/<device>

I think you both missed the point that it mounts automatically - and of
course you can't mkfs on a mounted device.

Just use "sudo umount /dev/<device>", Lisandro, then "sudo mkfs..."

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