hi,

i have an internal hd 500 gb. and i also have partitioned it into about 197 gb of type fat32 (to use as a shared partition between windows 7 and ubuntu 9.10). but when i try to format it using gparted an error occurs .

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<p>GParted 0.4.5</p>
<p>Libparted 1.8.8.1.159-1e0e</p>
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<b>Format /dev/sda5 as ntfs</b>&nbsp;&nbsp;00:00:02&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;( ERROR )
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calibrate /dev/sda5&nbsp;&nbsp;00:00:01&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;( SUCCESS )
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<i>path: /dev/sda5<br />start: 143572905<br />end: 557600084<br />size: 414027180 (197.42 GiB)</i>
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set partition type on /dev/sda5&nbsp;&nbsp;00:00:01&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;( SUCCESS )
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<i>new partition type: ntfs</i>
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create new ntfs file system&nbsp;&nbsp;00:00:00&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;( ERROR )
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<b><i>mkntfs -Q -v -L &quot;&quot; /dev/sda5</i></b>
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<i>The device doesn&apos;t exist; did you specify it correctly?<br /></i>
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libparted messages&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;( INFO )
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<i>Error informing the kernel about modifications to partition /dev/sda5 -- Device or resource busy.  This means Linux won&apos;t know about any changes you made to /dev/sda5 until you reboot -- so you shouldn&apos;t mount it or use it in any way before rebooting.</i>
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<i>The kernel was unable to re-read the partition table on /dev/sda (Device or resource busy).  This means Linux won&apos;t know anything about the modifications you made until you reboot.  You should reboot your computer before doing anything with /dev/sda.</i>
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this is the error html file. Does anyone have a solution ?