Originally posted by LinuxPadawan
my knowledge of linux is very limited but from what I had tried it didn't mount it. nor seem to detect.
And what syntax should I use when using FDISK?
Hmmm... thought as much!
Let me introduce you to a wonderful thingy called a "man page"
In terminal type
and a whole lot of stuff comes up telling you about fdisk. Right at the end it has other commands to try, like (in this case) sfdisk and so on. At the start is the syntax, then a description of the command and what it's supposed to do, and then a detailed description of what all the options are supposed to do. There will also be examples for some of the older and more complex commands.
another thing like "man" is "info" ... it works the same way, and often has extra information organised with html hotlinks etc.
CAVEAT: using fdisk to reformat a disk is trouble, make sure of any command before hitting that final <enter>. However - the worst you can do is repartition your drive... which will erase all data on the drive... which you cannot access anyway. So what the hey...