Formatting SD Memory Cards

Coll-Barth, Michael Michael.Coll-Barth at
Thu Nov 15 14:32:53 UTC 2012

> From: Graham Todd
> I have a Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ10 camera that takes SD memory cards,
> and won't work at all without one.
> Does anyone know of any software that runs under Ubuntu 12.04 that
> formats the SD memory cards *efficiently* for use with the Panasonic
> LUMIX DMC-FZ10 range of cameras?
> --Graham Todd

Have you tried something like mkdosfs -F 32 -v (device name) where
device name is your SD card name found when doing a df?  This has worked
for me in the past.  At least you should be able to see the card in your
camera and reformat it there if the camera prefers another format.

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list