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Old 08-23-2015, 01:21 PM   #1
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problem formatting external HD using Mint Rebecca


hi,

i tried formatting an external HD using Mint Rebecca and i receive the following error message:

Error setting partition type after formatting: Error setting partition flags on /dev/sdb1: Error spawning command-line `sgdisk --typecode 1:"ebd0a0a2-b9e5-4433-87c0-68b6b72699c7" "/dev/sdb"': Failed to execute child process "sgdisk" (No such file or directory) (g-exec-error-quark, 8) (udisks-error-quark, 0)


can anybody tell me where the problem might lie and how to solve it?
 
Old 08-24-2015, 03:13 PM   #2
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You can boot from a usb/cd of gparted or systemrescue cd and set your partitions.
 
Old 08-24-2015, 03:23 PM   #3
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A quick google suggests that the package gdisk is missing and to solve it you should run:
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sudo apt-get install gdisk
However, the search also suggests that that particular issue should be resolved...
https://askubuntu.com/questions/3933...matting-failed
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...2/+bug/1080745
 
Old 08-26-2015, 10:57 AM   #4
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thanks. the command
sudo apt-get install gdisk
requires internet access which i will only get next week (i write this from an in internet cafe) so i will post my experience with it then.
 
  


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