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[wlug] Seagate USB External Hard Drive

 
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Glenn Stuart Morrissey gmorrissey@k...
Wed Oct 14 11:40:57 NZDT 2009


Ive run fdisk but nothing comes up. 

Ive tried fdisk /dev/usb but I get: 

 

glenn@g...:unable to open /dev/usb/ 

How can I find out what /dev/ to specify with fdisk?

 

All the darn drive just wants to do is beep.

 

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From: wlug-bounces@l...
[mailto:wlug-bounces@l...] On Behalf Of Glenn Stuart Morrissey
Sent: Wednesday, 14 October 2009 11:10 a.m.
To: 'Waikato Linux Users Group'
Subject: Re: [wlug] Seagate USB External Hard Drive

 

Thanks for the quick replies. I'm just wanting to reformat the drive. 

 

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From: wlug-bounces@l...
[mailto:wlug-bounces@l...] On Behalf Of Ronnie Collinson
Sent: Wednesday, 14 October 2009 11:02 a.m.
To: Waikato Linux Users Group
Subject: Re: [wlug] Seagate USB External Hard Drive

 

You cant format a mounted drive/partition unless your trying to recover the
data first, if so using recreating using a partition program may fix it but
do that as last resort

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