How to format a USB pen drive

I need to format a USB pen drive. Reason is I have a Foxsat TV receiver/recorder. In Fat format it will only download programs less than 4GB. Apperently I have been told on a forum and have read it on the company site that if I have Linux I can format it to Extension 3. This will enable me to load of the recorder my programs. I am not sure how this is done.

YaST > System > Partitioner provides a graphical means to do this. Plug in your memory stick, and it should show up there. Click on the correct device partition, then ‘Edit’. You can then format with the desired file system as required.

Completley correct, but I hope the OP understands that he should first plug-in the device (do not use it else it will be mounted) and then go to YaST, etc.

Well I have achieved something properly with OpenSuse. Now to try and understand how everything else works. I am finding it very difficult to understand especially having to take 200mg morphine a day

Well done. :slight_smile:

  1. Nice (unofficial) online guide for you:

openSUSE 11.3 | SUSE Linux | Beginner’s guide to multimedia codecs MP3 DVD 3D nvidia ati wireless

  1. You should also have this (browsable) documentation installed:


  1. And not to forget this:

Thank you for the link