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Old 02-11-2015, 09:59 AM   #1
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Toshiba 1tb external hdd

How do we reformat an external hdd?
Old 02-11-2015, 11:32 AM   #2
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The same way you do an internal drive. You create a partition or partitions, open your partition editor on whichever system you are using, select the partition or partitions, unmount them and then select the option to format and then and select the filesystem type.

Your question is about as vague as it can be. You don't indicate which operating system you are using, if it is Linux which of the hundreds you are using, which partition manager you have available or whether you plan on using the filesystem exclusively with Linux. These are all things necessary to explain in more detail.
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Do you want to do this with GUI tools or CLI tools?
Old 02-11-2015, 05:02 PM   #4
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reformat a external hard disk

Thanks for your response. I am using Ubuntu 14.10 on an old Dell Optiplex. I have access to Gparted and think that it will work to reformat the Toshiba external hard drive.


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