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How do I format a new partition for data?

Asked by Dave Allen on 2009-12-11

I have Ubuntu 8,10 and 9.10, but would like to have an independent partition with the file system visible by each. I've made a (logical) partition, called sda12, and have on the desktop a "6,3 GB Media" symbol, with a directory called 'lost and found' which is unreadable. A right-click seems to think it's mounted, offering to unmount it. I assume I should format it, But the command 'fdisk' doesn't recognise '/dev/sda12' as an argument, so does it have another name? What should I do now?

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Best j3lc (j3lc) said : #1

I suggest you install GParted (From Ubuntu Software Center). GParted is a gnome partition editor. For more information visit http://gparted.sourceforge.net/

Vikram Dhillon (dhillon-v10) said : #2

This should help [1]

[1] https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowtoPartition

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Vikram Dhillon

On Fri, 2009-12-11 at 22:09 +0000, Dave Allen wrote:
> New question #93751 on parted in ubuntu:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/parted/+question/93751
>
> I have Ubuntu 8,10 and 9.10, but would like to have an independent partition with the file system visible by each. I've made a (logical) partition, called sda12, and have on the desktop a "6,3 GB Media" symbol, with a directory called 'lost and found' which is unreadable. A right-click seems to think it's mounted, offering to unmount it. I assume I should format it, But the command 'fdisk' doesn't recognise '/dev/sda12' as an argument, so does it have another name? What should I do now?
>

Dave Allen (davidallen131) said : #3

Thanks j3lc, that solved my question.