How to format a USB drive with Ubuntu so I can use ext4 in my Tesla

Partitioning:

> mktable msdos

> mkpart primary 1M 100%

> quit

sudo partprobe /dev/sdx
sudo parted /dev/sdx

Formatting:

sudo mkfs -t ext4 /dev/sdx1

Mounting:

sudo mkdir /media/stick-mount
sudo mount /dev/sdx1 /media/stick-mount

Making a directory:

sudo mkdir /media/stick-mount/TeslaCam

Unmounting:

sudo umount /media/stick-mount
sudo rmdir /media/stick-mount

Force flushing any unwritten changes to disk so it’s definitely safe to pull out:

sync
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