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There is a good and quite easy to use tool for format partition, especially with nfts fs, aside Gparted which with I've had some issues?

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Wha issues are you having ewith Gparted? – hexafraction Oct 7 '12 at 12:55

cfdisk is one good tool tool for partitioning. Run in command-line as sudo cfdisk

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The gnome-disk-utility should be installed by default, which gives you an simple interface for formating your partitions, external- and flashdrives.

Otherwise install it with

sudo apt-get install gnome-disk-utility

Afterwards you should find it as "disk management" (hopefully, translation guessed, I am on a german system) in your dash or menu.

Hope this helps. Good Luck!

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