bmarsh at bmarsh.com
Sun Jan 23 01:56:20 UTC 2011
On Saturday, January 22, 2011, GeraldCC wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> I had a usb drive (160GB) connected to a machine running KUbuntu 10.10!!
> It was formatted as NTFS. I copied the data from it then went to format it
> to ext4.
> This I could not do because it was mounted!!!! So I unmounted it and tried
> again, but this time the drive did not exist so I could not format it.
> Could you please explain in simple language so a 74 YO can understand how
> to format a usn device?
The device should be given a /dev/xxx name when it is plugged into the USB
Such as /dev/sdg1
do a tail /var/log/message
right after plugging in to find out what the /dev/ is.
Then mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdg1 (or whatever)
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