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You can use the disk utility(installed by default) to format the drive. There is an option 'format volume' select that option. . . . .


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You can use Disks it's installed by default and easy to use. 1st: Click on the Dash icon 2nd: Search for "Disks" 3rd: Click on Disks The application will shows up: 1st: Choose the USB flash drive 2nd: Click on the "gear" icon and choose "Format" This little window will appear, just choose the option you want and click on Format...:


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You can use old good Linux tool dd to do this. To do so: First open a terminal with pressing Ctrl+Alt+T. Then type sudo blkid in the terminal. Very carefully and closely examine the output. [sudo] password for anwar: /dev/sda1: UUID="63c6fb01-aac4-4d38-b29e-5a5780a98d12" TYPE="ext4" /dev/sda2: LABEL="Main" UUID="A80C1BD70C1B9F7E" TYPE="ntfs" ...


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Formatting a USB drive (Updated for Ubuntu 13.04) Type Disks in Dash Click on the little gears to open the sub menu as seen in the image below, and click on Format. Once the format window appear, choose the way you want to erase, The type of format, and volume name if you need, and then click on format as shown in the image below.


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in ubuntu there is many method by which you can format your pendrive 1 - by Disk utility see the video // simplest way 2- by Gparted tool see the video // you can install it from Ubuntu software center or you can install is by typing sudo apt-get install gparted 3- by using Terminal see the video go to super mode by typing "su" followed ...


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Method #1 (The Graphical Way) Open Disks program from dash: Then choose your device from left. Make sure you have selected at least one volume, and click on format as below: Method #2 (The Command-Line Way) In case you can't get your device formatted from Method #1 try this way. Open the Terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) List your block storage devices ...


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gparted, the only way to go with formatting drives and HD's etc. It's available for download in the Ubuntu Software Center, just search for gParted


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I would recommend you installing GParted which is quite a powerful tool but still easy to use: sudo apt-get install gparted when you installed and opened it, it should be self-explanatory, otherwise dont hesitate to ask in a comment.


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Gparted, that use mkfs.ext4 to create a ext4 filesystem, reserves 5% of the space for super-user, as explained in man page: -m reserved-blocks-percentage Specify the percentage of the filesystem blocks reserved for the super-user. This avoids fragmentation, and allows root-owned daemons, such as syslogd(8), to continue to function correctly ...


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Your hard disk has Advanced Format 4096-byte sectors to which the partition is not perfectly aligned This line explains the warning: Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes Your hard disk is one of the newer models which uses the Advanced Format of 4096 bytes per physical sector instead of the older 512 bytes/sector. These HDDs can still ...


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There never was a reason to format a disk in Windows unless for re-installing the OS or another OS. Defragmentation yes but that was inside Windows. Regarding the comment: people tended to format to get rid of malware in Windows but (to me) that is similar to blowing up the house to kill 1 mosquito. In general malware can be removed without a format but it ...


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This is a known bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/usb-creator/+bug/1294877 There are several workarounds but the one that worked for me was to right click on the .iso in the file explorer and select 'Open With Disk Image Writer' and then 'restore' the ISO image to the selected USB device.


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If it's an LVM partition, you will need to deactivate it using the command lvremove which will remove the lock. Only then can you delete the partition using gparted. Use lvscan to view the volume. Use lvremove to remove it. Check man pages man lvscan and man lvremove for details.


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I have previously done this on Ubuntu and Mandriva. This will work and you will be able to mount your existing /home partition even if it is encrypted as long as you know the passphrase. Thing to keep in mind is to set up the mount points correctly and don't accidentally format your /home partition.


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I've done this quite often now - almost every time I did upgrade my system or (especially) if I switched to another distro. I normally log out, go to a console and log in as root directly (or depending on system configuration, as another user and switch to root), cd to /home folder and simply change my user's home folder name e.g. to "myUserName.bak". e.g.: ...


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Boot other distro/OS that you want to install on your desktop and when you're prompt to set up your partitions, delete all existing. Now when you deleted all partitions, create new for your new distro/OS and install it.


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I have a slightly different opinion. Firstly, there were occasionally good reasons to reformat Windows. It slowed down if you installed things (including fonts). That wasn't fragmentation, it was just Windows being Windows. The registry on earlier versions could also get bogged down just through everyday use. And then there's malware. And I think some of ...


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You can try the GParted program for all your partitioning tasks. You could search for it in the Ubuntu Software Centre or you could type this in the terminal: sudo apt-get install gparted With GParted you can format your External HDD partition to ext4, but the partition should be unmounted. Select your external hard drive from the top right corner (it ...


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If you want to change the time format to German , you must install the German language from the Language Support and then set the "Regional Settings" in German If you want to change the format in Date and Time , you must install dconf-tool . From terminal do sudo apt-get install dconf-tools Find it through Dash by writing dconf open it and goto Com ...


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Zero-out drive on Linux is done via: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdX If you're not aware on how to do this, press Ctrl+Alt+T from Ubuntu, and type following: sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda


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Run the below commands to format the usb to fat32 filesystem from terminal, sudo su fdisk -l (this helps to discovers you pendrive /dev/sdxx) umount /dev/sdxx format device to FAT32 mkdosfs -F 32 -I /dev/sdxx Where "xx" is from the command fdisk -l which denotes your usb drive's last letters.


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If it were me, I would stop right now, don't touch it, and take it to a computer shop and let them recover it. There might be software out there that can do it, but I'm not sure of it and haven't used any. When data on a drive is "deleted", it isn't actually deleted, it is simply marked as "deleted" and new data is overwritten on it. As long as you haven't ...


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You can use brace expansion and printf: printf "%s\t" ROW1 n{1..300} The first string specifies the format of output to printf, and %s is replaced with a corresponding argument. Since there is only %s, printf will re-use the format specifier until all arguments are exhausted. This will leave a trailing tab. {1..300} is bash syntax which expands into ...


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You can use Avidemux to convert different formats together.Also you can have great editing features. WinFF is another option only for video conversion.As the app site says: WinFF is a GUI for the command line video converter, FFMPEG. It will convert most any video file that FFmpeg will convert. WinFF does multiple files in multiple formats at one ...


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Depending on the size and fragmentation of the lost file it could be possible to recover it, as when a partition is formatted, a tiny fraction of the available space is actually overwritten. Use photorec and choose the same partition the file was on select File Opt and check to look for zip files (*.odt files are in fact zip files) choose Whole to analyze ...


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Plug your hard drive. Open Disk Utility. Choose the drive. In format Type option you will have ext2 option format it. [You may need to unmount it before formatting] OR you can install gparted and format to desired partition. You need to install gparted I guess. Just do sudo apt-get install gparted. EDIT: I myself would recommend ntfs to any other ...


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Try these commands, mogrify -format png /path/*.jpg This will convert all the .jpg files into .png files and saves the converted files in the same directory. mv /path/*.png ~/Desktop/pic This will moves all the .png files(conerted) to the pic directory which resides on the Desktop.


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You just boot the Ubuntu Desktop CD/USB and choose to install Ubuntu. When you get to the partitioning step, tell it to use the entire harddrive. It'll overwrite anything that is currently on the harddrive.


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I'm not sure that automatically reformatting your Ubuntu partitions when a bad password is entered is a very viable means of protecting your data. What happens if you try to log in with Caps-Lock enabled by accident? Try something along the lines of encrypting your home partition instead. Instructions on how to encrypt your home partition after Ubuntu is ...


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Take a look at this: Best tool to recover removed files Formatted and lost 6 years worth of photo memories.. any way to get this back? How to recover Ubuntu partition after computer failure? Where the answers of some other people under those questions may also be helpful for you. Additionally, take a look at this (quite long but it saved my life). ...



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