My hard drive was NTFS and ubuntu *11.10* claimed it was read only, so i formatted on windows to Exfat and ubuntu cant mount it at all, how do i format it to make sure it works on linux? by the way im not a command line expert if your going to use that... so please dont question me with all of this....
i have an external HD, 700GB, and i need to formatted as fat32.
i don't want to use the microsoft windows to do that, because it is weak.
i searched inside fedora to find a tool to fromat this HD, but i did not find.
i took the mac from my friend, and i have used the disk utilities to format the HD. it was very successful.
I'm trying to partition/format a new external hard disk for backup and have run into a snag that now prevents my computer from booting. In the description below of what happened please bear with me as I do my best to remember the commands and screen output (which for obvious reasons I don't have in front of me).
Hello, I am a new ubuntu user. I installed ubuntu OS dual boot with windows 7 for school and my external hard drive which I have connected all the time stops working. When I open My computer in windows 7, I see the local disk that corresponds to my external drive (name changed from MyBook to local disk:F).
I have Ubuntu 12.04LTS as my current operating system, and I have a Windows 7 iso on a disk. I'm using an external hard drive because my internal hard drive has become damaged. I need to get Windows to install onto my external hard drive (where Ubuntu is as well). The iso disk will not install windows to the hard drive.
Hi, does anyone know how you go about wiping or formatting a hard drive? I tried typing format c: in a terminal window with no success. I tried putting the drive in my windows machine and formatting it that way, but it didn't show up on the list of hard drives. It would be very nice if someone could help me.