1. First Insert USB/Flash drive into Linux operating system
With Window Operating System Refer
2. Open the terminal (Ubuntu Shortcut: ALT+CLT+T)
3. Locate USB/Flash drive which you want to format with system utility df as shown
$ sudo df
This command will list down all file system used in computer. The Disk /dev/sdb1 reflects the USB drive here.
4. Un-mount USB drive file system
$ sudo umount /dev/sdb1
5. Format USB drive with MS-DOS file system under Linux
$ sudo mkfs.vfat -n 'RahulPSD' -I /dev/sdb1
At a glance on commands used
In computer operating systems, mkfs is a command used to format a block storage device with a specific file system. Under Linux mkfs is simply a front-end for the various file system builders (mkfs.fstype) available.
mkfs.fat : To create an MS-DOS file system under Linux (FAT32)
-n [ VOLUME-NAME ]: Sets the volume name (label) of the file system. The volume name can be up to 11 characters long. ( Default is no label) -I [ FILE-SYSTEM-PATH ]: It is typical for fixed disk devices to be partitioned -c [ CHECK-BAD-SECTOR ]: Check the device for bad blocks before creating the file system. [ use to recover from bad sector]
Note: you are not permitted to create a file system across the entire device.
For More details you can look for mkfs.vfat manual try these on terminal
$ man mkfs.vfat
Extra Readings: NTFS file system
$ man mkfs.ntfs