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[Bug 1651360] Re: Formatting a removable disk
@Gunnar. Yes I'll make a note to check what other pages need to be
changed (presumably you mean other pages that describe how to use the
Disks application?). I think it's straightforward to revise disk-
On a related point: it seems to me that it will be quite common for
users to want to "reuse" a removable disk - that's what I wanted to do
which led me to discover that disk-format.html was out of date - (the
steps would be something like this: format it, create a partition, and
mount the partition). Can I create a new (short) page to describe this?
It can be linked to from disk.html?
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Formatting a removable disk
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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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