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Old 11-17-2009, 12:57 PM   #1
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Error formatted new external usb HDD and now won't mount


I recently got a new external hdd and formatted it to clear off the preloaded software seagate loaded on it for windows users. Anyway it worked fine but I realized I didn't name the drive what I wanted and since the format didn't take long at all I figured I'd do it again and name it what i meant to.

This time a message popped up and said error formatting drive

I removed it and now when I connect it, it doesn't appear to mount at all.
 
Old 11-17-2009, 01:00 PM   #2
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What command do you exactly use when you try to format your drive?
 
Old 11-17-2009, 01:02 PM   #3
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Using ubuntu 9.10..

I just right clicked the icon and selected format. I had the option to bring up the disk utility but I didn't want to create a new partition, just clear it.
 
Old 11-17-2009, 01:08 PM   #4
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Ok, then I would suggest you to open a console and try formatting by a command. I can help you with the command, if you tell me what's your device resource eg.(/dev/sda) and which filesystem you would like to make.
 
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its /dev/sdb1

Well thats the thing too now that I think about it. my ubuntu is ext4 and thats what it will be used for mostly, but It will also get use with a ps3 quite frequently and a windows machine every now and then so would the most universal for that be fat32?

I'm open to suggestions haha.
 
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its /dev/sdb1

Well thats the thing too now that I think about it. my ubuntu is ext4 and thats what it will be used for mostly, but It will also get use with a ps3 quite frequently and a windows machine every now and then so would the most universal for that be fat32?

I'm open to suggestions haha.
yes fat32
Did you tried gparted?
 
Old 11-17-2009, 03:39 PM   #7
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Okay thanks.

No I haven't, what command is that?
 
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it"s a gui
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apt-get install gparted
 
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I ran that but not sure what to do with it exactly
 
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plugin the HD
run gparted, from the system => administration
or start gparted from terminal
Do you see the drive?
 
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Got it! alright got everything working again,

Thanks!!
 
  


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