Format an USB Stick with FAT32 on Linux12 Dec 2016
On UNIX-based OSes formatting a medium is usually done in the terminal. Even though most Linux distributions already include GUI-based formatting tools, this post is all about the terminal.
Determine on which ID the USB stick is mounted:
sudo fdisk -l
Unmount the USB stick:
unmount /dev/sd[x](dependent on the previously determined ID)
Format the USB stick with the FAT32 filesystem:
sudo mkdosfs -n '[USB-DRIVE-NAME]' -I /dev/sd[x] -F 32