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[ubuntu] New USB HDD to ext4

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I have a new 80GB USB external HDD that I wish to format to ext4 and use with my Ubuntu 12.04 (gnome classic). I thought "Simple enough. I will just use Gparted that is included with Ubuntu 12.04." So here is what I did: Connected my USB HDD to my PC. Opened GParted (System Tools>Administration>GParted Partition Editor. From the drop-down box, I selected my 80GB HDD (/dev/sdc). Selected Device>Creat Partition Table and [Apply]. This created an MS-DOS partition table. I then selected the unallocated partition (unallocated file system, 74.53GiB, no flags), right clicked and s (Hardware)