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[Bug 1651360] Re: Formatting a removable disk
I'll revise these pages too (revisions needed due to change to Disks GUI
and apparently replacement of the Disk Utility application):
disk-partitions.html (current version of the page refers to the "Disk
Utility application", etc)
disk-benchmark.html (probably very minor changes: one menu option has
changed name - the page doesn't say what the user does with the
benchmark results - but that is matter for another bug).
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Formatting a removable disk
Status in ubuntu-docs package in Ubuntu:
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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