where on /dev/ is a non-formatted external (USB) hard disk?

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – Hi, First, please note I'm a newbie when you reply... :) I have a new USB disk, on which I'd like to format a partition for backing up my Linux data. Part of the disk is formatted for NTFS (Windows) already, and I'd like to designate the remainder for linux. The problem is that I don't know what device to specify for the /sbin/fdisk command. I looked under /dev/ and there are a bunch of usbdevXXXXX (pasted below), however when I tried to do /sbin/fdisk /dev/usbdevXXXXX (for a few of them) I got e.g. "Unable to open /dev/usbdev1.4_ep00" So my que (HowTos)