[CentOS] Idiot-proof method to format a flash drive

Tue Dec 1 09:05:07 UTC 2015
Nux! <nux at li.nux.ro>

You have "gnome-disks" in EL7 for this, or "palimpsest" in EL6.


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----- Original Message -----
> From: "Frank Cox" <theatre at melvilletheatre.com>
> To: centos at centos.org
> Sent: Monday, 30 November, 2015 21:39:51
> Subject: [CentOS] Idiot-proof method to format a flash drive

> Whenever I format a flash drive I'm always terrified that I'm going to
> fat-finger something in the terminal and accidentally blow away a partition on
> one of my hard drives.  *shudder*
> Is gparted the best gui to handle this task?  Or is there something better?  I'd
> really prefer something more limited that just allows me to select whatever it
> sees as a removable drive and disallows any screwin' about with the other
> drives.
> "Format the USB connected drive?".
> "Choose format (ext4, ext3, fat32)".
> "Blammo."
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