Ubuntu: Ubuntu 13.10 - No Ext2/Ext3 Available


I need to make a DCP (digital cinema package) for a short film of mine. Digital projectors read ext2 or ext3 formatted drives best, so using a Mac I put Ubuntu on a CD and have been booting up the computer to run off the image.

So when I go into disk and click to format/partition my flash drive I only get the option for ext4. From what I can gather, ext4 isn't recognizable for these projectors. It needs to be ext2 or ext3 but I have absolutely no option to format my flash drive to any of these filesystems.

I'm completely new to Linux so I have no idea how to fix this. Anybody?



So you boot from an Ubuntu live CD/DVD. When you see Ubuntu welcome screen select Try Ubuntu. Wait for the desktop to load.

Now press Ctrl+Alt+T to open Terminal and type here: sudo gparted. If it complains about gparted is not installed do a

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gparted  

Note that you will need an internet connection for the install procedure.

Open GParted with sudo gparted, look in the upper right corner and select your flashdrive.

Now rightclick on the only partition (?) of your flashdrive and select Unmount if available. Rightclick again and select Format to -> ext2 or ext3.

Now go to Edit -> Apply all operations. That should be all.

Here is a screenshot to help you:

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