Raspberry Pi – formatting and mounting USB drive

Lets say you bought fresh new flash disk which most likely isn’t formatted. Simply plug thumb drive in to Raspberry Pi USB port and check if it has been detected by typing sudo blkid You should see in the list /dev/sda1 device which is our USB drive: Since I want my drive to work on PC it need to be formatted with FAT32 partition. First of all you need to install Windows/DOS FAT32 support tools: