Format partition with the ext4 file system


The ext4 filesystem is known as the forth extended filesystem, and is the default file system on many Linux distributions.

To Format a partition with the ext4 filesystem run the following command:

Replace sdc1 with the relevent disk and partition that you want to format. In this example, the disk is /dev/sdc, and its the first partition on that disk. Make sure you get the drive and partition correct or you may wipe something that you dont want to.


If the parition already has a filesystem on it, you should get a warning such as this: