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So I was creating a partition table on my brand new Seagate 3TB HDD when a short power outage hit. Now, Ubuntu won't detect that the hard drive is their; it doesn't show up in gparted or fdisk -l.

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I'd check a few things

  1. check if its detected in the bios/uefi
  2. check if there's an entry for it in /dev/

If its detected in both cases, the drive itself is fine and, you might be able to run shred on the device, then reformat it. Since its a 3tb drive, you might end up needing to use gdisk instead so you can format it as a GPT drive

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Thanks for the reply. The hard drive is detected by my BIOS but there is no /dev/ entry. – Galen Apr 13 '13 at 5:45
thats curious, not even one for the root device? – Journeyman Geek Apr 13 '13 at 7:43

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