I have a new 1 GB external hard drive which I was trying to partition with Gparted. Evidently I did something wrong and now it does not show up in My Computer or in Ubuntu. How can I repair it?
I recently formatted an external harddrive so I could install ubuntu on it using Gparted (long story, irrelevant), but I created 2 separate new partitions to the already existing one. I installed ubuntu on one of those partitions and left the other one unformatted. That unformatted partition doesn't show up in my computer in windows or in nautilus on ubuntu. I think the partition needs to be formatted before you have access to it for file storage. Gparted should be able to do this. Sorry, I wanted to post this answer as a comment, but I don't know how.
Well, if it is the issue, don't know if it is, just run Gparted
If no partitions are showing up when you plug in the drive, then I assume all of the drive is marked as unallocated.go to the partition menu and select new and set it up however you like. hopefully this will fix your problem.