I have a 500Gb USB hard disk which is brand new and unformatted.
I am trying to learn how to format it.
I can use
sudo fdisk /dev/sda
and from there set up a partition and then I can press 'w' to write the information.
I then quit fdisk and use the following:
mkfs.ext3 -j dev/sda -L parition_name
But I get an error "Could not stat dev/sda --- No such file or directory"
I can try
mkfs.ext3 -j dev/sda1 -L parition_name
But I also get an error "Could not stat dev/sda --- No such file or directory"
any ideas folks?