Gparted - external hard disk partitioning error (ntfs)
Hi. I am trying to use GParted (in a live cd-booted Ubuntu) to partition my Transcend 320gb external hard disk and I am having some trouble.
I am not sure if it's hardware related, or if I should be posting it here on this forum, but this is the error that gparted gave:
Create Primary Partition #1 (ntfs, 100.59 GiB) on /dev/sdc 00:03:20 ( ERROR )
create empty partition 00:01:20 ( SUCCESS )
size: 210949452 (100.59 GiB)
set partition type on /dev/sdc1 00:01:18 ( SUCCESS )
new partition type: ntfs
create new ntfs file system 00:00:42 ( ERROR )
mkntfs -Q -v -L "" /dev/sdc1
Cluster size has been automatically set to 4096 bytes.
Creating NTFS volume structures.
Creating root directory (mft record 5)
Creating $MFT (mft record 0)
Creating $MFTMirr (mft record 1)
Creating $LogFile (mft record 2)
Creating $AttrDef (mft record 4)
Creating $Bitmap (mft record 6)
Error writing to /dev/sdc1: Input/output error.
Error writing non-resident attribute value.
Couldn't create $Bitmap: Input/output error
I really don't know what's up. I'm currently testing if partitioning it as ext4 would make any difference. Thanks.
Update: Well, ext4 worked. Though I need this drive to be in NTFS. Any help? Thank you.
Last edited by crashhh; 09-26-2010 at 10:19 AM.
Reason: Update status on ext4