How To Format EXT4 In Linux [2023]

Linux has file systems like  EXT2, EXT3, and EXT4. The EXT4 is considered an upgraded file system and it stands for the fourth extended filesystem.

How To Format EXT4 In Linux [2023]

In this tutorial, we will show you the easy way to format EXT4 in Linux based operating system. First, you should know the partitions of your Hard Drive to avoid any future issues. Run the following command to see the partitions in Linux.

lsblk -l

lsblk command prints the information about the available filesystems. Now run the following command to format EXT4. In our case, it’s sda4 (Location of EXT4).

mkfs -t ext4 /dev/sda4

Now, Run the following command to verify the system changes:

lsblk -f

Important Note:

However, if EXT4 is the current working file system, it is impossible to format it because it may cause errors. If you try to format it then you might be in a serious issue.

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