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[Bug 1651360] Re: Formatting a removable disk
I suppose it can be assumed that people always want to reuse the
formatted disk. Doesn't it make more sense to include the need to create
a partition on the same page? Possibly as an additional note: "Please
note that you need to create a partition before the blank disk can be
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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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