How to format pen drive to VFAT using mkfs when disk utility or gparted do not recognize it

Sometimes, we find that a pen drive simply cannot be formatted using the Disk Utility or gparted in Linux. In such a situation, open a terminal on your Linux computer, and enter the command as below to format the pen drive.

$ sudo mkfs.vfat -n ‘Label’ -I /dev/sda <enter> where ‘Label’ in the quotes can . . . → Read More: How to format pen drive to VFAT using mkfs when disk utility or gparted do not recognize it

Attempt to format a damaged SD Card

You can attempt to format a damaged SD Card using the software tool provided at the link below: https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_4/

The formatter is Windows software and will work only on SD/SDHC/SDXC cards

The last great hope to see if you can re-use the card.

Kernel panic when safely removing an External USB Drive

Had an experience today! When selecting the “Safely Remove” menu option to unmount an external USB Drive and then removing the USB cable connecting to the drive from the computer, the system gave a ‘Kernel Panic’ error and froze.

Found that the problem was due to the partition type on the external hard disk being . . . → Read More: Kernel panic when safely removing an External USB Drive

Change date/time format or locale

If you installed your Linux Operating System with the US English as the default language or locale, you can alter this when you enter your user name in the login screen. Below, you will find the prompt to change it, before entering your password and logging in.

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