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[Bug 1651360] Re: Formatting a removable disk


Yeah, the UI has indeed changed, and apparently that affects not only

When changing, don't forget that there is a GNOME equivalent:

After having formatted it using Disks, you only have unallocated space,
so you need to also create a partition, but you can do that with Disks
as well. It's Disks we should describe at first hand, since it's the
tool which is included on an Ubuntu desktop by default.

** Changed in: ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Undecided => Medium

** Changed in: ubuntu-docs (Ubuntu)
       Status: New => Triaged

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  Formatting a removable disk

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Bug description:
  The GUI for the Disks application must have been changed in the last
  few years so disk-format.html needs to be revised. The Disks
  application now seems to hide as many of the technical details as it
  can (which in theory I think is a good idea).

  I have a problem in that when I format a USB flash drive using Disks
  (Ubuntu 16.04) - no error is reported during formatting - but Ubuntu
  then doesn't recognise the drive. When I create a partition and format
  it using Gparted it works fine. Ive only tried this with one USB flash
  drive, so the problem may be specific to that drive (or not). If Disks
  doesn't work correctly, we can document how to format a removable disk
  by using Gparted?

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