John Bokma MexIT
freelance Perl programmer

Comments: Formatting a USB flash drive as ext3


In the afternoon I decided that in the evening I was going to install Ubuntu 9.10, also known as Karmic Koala, on my mother-in-law's computer. But I needed something easy to put a backup on of the /home directory, which has two accounts, one for Esme and one for her mother. Since we have an old 256MB USB pen drive we hardly use I decided to reformat it to the ext3 file format so I could copy the files and preserve the file attributes and owners; both Esme and her mother have an account on that computer.

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