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Windows does not show FAT32 partition [migrated]

I created my own Rasbian image, with the following partitions: $ sudo fdisk -l 2018-11-13-raspbian-stretch-lite.img Disk 2018-11-13-raspbian-stretch-lite.img: 2,5 GiB, 2705326080 bytes, 5283840 ...
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Recover filesystem after resize FAT32 [closed]

I recently resized one partition inside an LVM on my disk using gparted. No errors were given, but now the filesystem is corrupted and I'm trying to recover it. When I mount it, no errors appear but ...
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Is there a mapping of USB Flash Drives to Fat32 / NTFS / Ex-Fat?

I am helping with documentation for a hardware product that is compatible with Fat32 Formatted USB sticks. Instead of saying "Fat32" and confusing users who may not be tech-savvy, we'd like to provide ...
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rsync with remote fat32

I've a script that syncs files between my server to my mobile via sshpass: sshpass -p password rsync -vrz source1 source2 -e ssh user@ip:dest using -vrz rsync everytime checks all files to ...
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using dd with conv=sparse to punch zeros

I am attempting to clone a disk partition to an image file using dd. I want to create the image without zeros to minimize the filesize, and on the other hand I do not want to pipe through gzip. The ...
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Repair FAT filesystem on image

I've got a USB pen drive with a corrupted FAT filesystem. Now I try to repair it. So to first try what I can get from it without endangering the original hardware further, I've created an image with ...
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How can I add a usb device to a domain xml from an image file?

I don't (repeat DONT) want to passthrough a physical usb device. I'm making a usb img file like so: dd if=/dev/null bs=1K of=/tmp/test_usb.img seek=2040 mkfs.vfat /tmp/test_usb.img I am then ...
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fsck.vfat auto repair on error

I use Ubuntu 10.04 on an embedded device. I have a CF card of 2GB formatted in FAT32. From time to time, the device is powered off while data is written to the FAT partition. As a result, the ...
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Should I use FAT or NTFS when using Windows XP as a KVM guest? [closed]

I am installing 32-bit Windows XP as a KVM guest on CentOS 6. Should I be using FAT or NTFS filesystem and why?
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Unable to resolve data corruption warning with fsck

In order to create a contiguous space for my file system to grow, I created a new EFI System partition at sda1 so that I can migrate it from the current partition at sda5. The move itself has been ...
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FAT32 limit on total length of all filenames in a directory combined?

I've kind of a weird problem on one of our customer's backup harddrives: The harddrive is formatted in FAT32 and last night our backup jobs threw an error on a subdirectory, claiming that it couldn't ...
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rsync from linux host to fat32

i like to backup my linux based NAS (small files like picutres) to an attached USB Disk with FAT32. For this i like to use rsync. I know, that this will not work correct per default. rsync will sync ...
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How do I debug this FS error on a flash device?

I have console access to an embedded linux device. This device has flash memory part of which is partitioned as a FAT filesystem. Its running linux-2.6.31. However I am seeing these errors on the ...
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Why is NTFS better than FAT32? [closed]

Just wondering why NTFS is considered better, and how NTFS manages to do so (structure, actions, etc), compared to FAT. thanks! :)
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NTFS or FAT32:Formatting Disk for PFSense

Im a network guy, and know very little about system administration. I would like to install PFSense and Monowall to 2 CF Cards, but not sure how they should be formatted (NTFS or FAT32) and volume ...
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Unable to mount fat drive in linux

This is sort of a continuation from How to mount a .bin image file in linux but it morphed into a different problem altogether, so I figured I'd ask a new question with the relevant info rather than ...
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How to recover data from re-partitioned hard drive

I have an external HDD that has been mistakenly re-partitioned and some data written on it. Previous Partitions were: 480GB NTFS + 20GB FAT32 New partition is all FAT32 and only 70mb of data has ...
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Creating a 80GB image with dd on a FAT32 drive

I have a question concerning the creation of an drive image with dd. Normally i would simply type: "dd if=/dev/foo of=/dev/bar". But in this case i only have a fat32 formatted drive at hand, which ...
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Linux: mount a “striped” disk image?

For various unpleasant reasons involving very large files and FAT32, I'd like to know if there is any way I can create a mountable disk image which is stored in multiple smaller (ie, "smaller than 4GB"...
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FreeNAS - Writing files on NTFS/FAT32 file format

I've recently installed FreeNAS and have been sing it successfully except one minor problem and that is I can't copy files to my FAT32/NTFS mounted hard disks. Is it not permissible in FreeNAS at all ...
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freenas - mounting a FAT32 partition with the right charset to “the”

I've just started off with FreeNAS and have got a bunch of data (300gb+) I need to get from a FAT32 partition which I need to shift to the FreeNAS ZFS partition. FreeNAS has successfully mounted the ...
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Does Suse 9 support FAT32 file system?

Does Suse 9 support FAT32 file system?
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How can I use rsync with a FAT file system?

I would like to write a simple backup script that saves some data to a FAT drive. Should I reformat the drive and use a better file system or is it possible to use rsync with FAT? If so, what problems ...
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How to format as FAT32 from Windows 7/Vista

What is the best way to format a USB drive with FAT32 (for Mac compatibility) from within Windows 7/Vista? I ask because the Disk Management only lets you pick exFAT (because the disk is over 32&...
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Protocol to mount fat32 network filesystem on Linux with ability to lock files ( not advisory locks )

I have a fat32 filesystem sitting on a NAS storage device (nslu2) that I need to mount on my Ubuntu system. I've tried Samba and NFS mounts, but both don't seem to support proper locking. More ...
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Flash Drives - should be formatted NTFS?

Should Flash Drives be formatted NTFS? What are the Pros & Cons of doing so?
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Best file system for media server? [closed]

I need some advice on what file system to use for my new 1TB media server hosted on my Linux box. I have a few requirements: Needs to be shareable to a different Windows machine (not dual booting, ...
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How to convert FAT32 disk to NTFS without losing data

Please suggest How to convert FAT32 disk to NTFS without losing data
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SD card will not mount on Ubuntu 9.04

I've got a video camera that records directly to SD(HC) cards; I've also got an Ubuntu 9.04 laptop (netbook) with an SD reader. I have a 16GB SDHC class 6 card that I was using for data storage on ...
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How to check that all paths/files on a volume conform to EXT3, FAT32, and HFS+

I have a volume with files on it that will need to be copied between Mac, Linux, and Windows machines. I want to ensure that there are no surprises with: file size filename length filename character ...
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Is it bad to defrag a minimally fragmented drive?

Someone told me that it is not always a good idea to defragment a minimally fragmented drive (<2%); and that it could cause performance issues. Are they right, and why/why not?