After a fatal crash of Ubuntu, loss of data and extreme fatigue caused by reading dozens of forums, I decided to completely reformat my 640 GB HDD.
I'm using Gparted 0.5.0 and it says the format to EXT 4 as "1 operation pending."
It seems to be taking a very long time to complete. Is this proper?
I do not recall if previous formats on various machines required lengthy formating time.
Can anyone enlighten me on how long a format will take?
640 BG WD Drive
AMD 4X Phenom
4 GB Ram