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How to make a vfat partition?

asked 2013-01-16 22:16:52 -0600

mohsen-rashidi gravatar image

updated 2014-05-06 02:07:47 -0600

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Hello every body. I want to install Fedora 18 on my netbook via USB. And i just figured out for doing that i should change my partition's format to vfat. But the problem is i don't know how to do that? I would be thankful if any body help me :)

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answered 2014-05-06 00:08:02 -0600

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updated 2014-05-06 02:08:23 -0600

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I've found that the easiest way to create a vfat partition and filesystem is using the 'gparted' application. This provides a nice GUI that shows your USB and HDD devices, and lets you preview changes before committing your actions.

If you don't have 'gparted' installed, you can get it by doing:

yum install gparted

or by using the GUI package manager, sometimes referred to as PackageKit or just "Software" in recent version of Fedora.

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