You can format a USB drive to the NTFS file system in Linux Debian using the following steps:
- Insert your USB drive into your Linux Debian computer.
- Open a terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T.
- Type the following command to list all the available disks on your system:
sudo fdisk -l
- Identify your USB drive from the output of the command. It will be listed as a device with a name like /dev/sdb or /dev/sdc.
- Once you have identified your USB drive, unmount it by typing the following command:
sudo umount /dev/sdb1
Note: Replace /dev/sdb1 with the appropriate device name for your USB drive.
- Next, you can format your USB drive to the NTFS file system by typing the following command:
sudo mkfs.ntfs -f /dev/sdb1
Note: Again, replace /dev/sdb1 with the appropriate device name for your USB drive.
- Wait for the formatting process to complete.
- Once the formatting process is complete, you can safely remove the USB drive by typing the following command:
sudo eject /dev/sdb1
Your USB drive will now be formatted to the NTFS file system and will be able to accept files larger than 4GB.