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In Ubuntu, formatting drives is a simple process: simply select it and tell Ubuntu what you want done with it.

My question is; is there any tool as easy as that for Kubuntu?

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KDE Partition Manager is available in the repositories, sudo apt-get install partitionmanager

It is a KDE front end for libparted, the same technology behind Ubuntu's partition manager. It can be used to not just format drives, but also create, resize, and move partitions.

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    Shame there is no 'format' option like GNOME's context menu, though :/ – Dante Ashton Oct 15 '10 at 16:30
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    You need to delete and create a new partition in order for effect a format? – SabreWolfy Oct 22 '13 at 19:36
  • Does it support encryption? – datka Apr 18 '16 at 11:40

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