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Usb drive formatting issues?

Discussion in 'General Linux' started by jbar2016, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. jbar2016

    jbar2016 New Member

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    Hi, i am fairly new to linux, but i am learning quickly and enjoying my experience for the most part.

    So i seem to have a common issue between distros, which is probably user related...


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    I am on linux mint, Reading usb flash drives seem to work fine, i recently copied a backup hdd to my pc because it was failing, i then formatted a 32gb flash drive and copied the files to the drive and it completed successfully, when it tried to read later it says the drive is corrupt.

    In the past i have used kubuntu and zorin os with similar outcomes.

    I have an upgraded ssd coming in today and it is time to backup the backup, so i need to find a way to get these flash drives working, i am going to try reformatting on windows and then copying over, i will respond with my outcome here
     
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  2. Condobloke

    Condobloke Well-Known Member

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    i then formatted a 32gb flash drive.....

    What file format did you use...?....fat32....NTFS....EXT4....??

    I am assuming the backup hard drive had Linux backups on it ..?
     
  3. jbar2016

    jbar2016 New Member

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    I believe i tried fat 32 because i want to be able to use it in linux and windows, it took a while to copy everything over so i cannot remember exactly. As far as files, it was general stuff, a bunch of pictures, music, iso's, pc dianostic software stuff etc.
     
  4. wizardfromoz

    wizardfromoz Super Moderator
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    G'day @jbar2016 , Hi Brian :)

    Linux will read and work with both FAT32 and NTFS, so if you had any files larger than 4GB you could use NTFS.

    Wizard
     
  5. Kryptoghost

    Kryptoghost New Member

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    how are you copying the files over? are you using a terminal or GUI program?
     
  6. jbar2016

    jbar2016 New Member

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    So i was using the built in tools of mint, not terminal, and I noticed I tried out the backup usb I created where it said it was corrupt' and windows read the drive and mounted it after a few minutes, but i was unsure how stable it was so I tried a different usb and it stopped copying half way through with 3 different usb drives. I finally copied the backup to a hdd, and used windows to make a new usb
     
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