usb format drive

Asked by sidharth on 2011-08-09

i need to format my drive guid partition table but it says the usb drive is busy what shall i do

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Ubuntu gnome-disk-utility Edit question
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actionparsnip
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2011-08-09
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2011-08-09
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2011-08-09
Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #1

Hi, how are you formatting the usb drive? Are you using the gparted tool? Many thanks

sidharth (sidharth-t) said : #2

Can you please tell me what a gparted tool is ? And where shall i find it ?

Maxim Petrov (maximpetrov) said : #3

May be some partitions on your usb drive is mounted?

sidharth (sidharth-t) said : #4

no but it says the usb drive is busy all the time when i format it and its not formatting

Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #5

Hi sidharth,

gparted is a ubuntu tool to format a disk: http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

To install it on Ubuntu try:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install gparted

After you will find a relative icon on Unity 3d/2d or Gnome, the tool is like "partition magic" for win. Let me know.

sidharth (sidharth-t) said : #6

im new to ubuntu and i dont know about this. i downloaded it no setup files and i dont know what you typed below
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install gparted

Those are terminal commands. Copy them one line at a time and paste into the terminal. You can launch one easily by pressing CTRL+ALT+T

sidharth (sidharth-t) said : #8

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.