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    formatting a usb hard drive

    hello i am trying to format a usb hard drive to fat32 so i can use it with my ps3, i have gparted installed but when i try to use it the option to format from right clicking on the drive is grayed out. there is also a lock icon on all the drives. what do i do?

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    Re: formatting a usb hard drive

    Does the USB drive show up, post the results of > lsusb
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    Re: formatting a usb hard drive

    clinton@clinton-desktop:~$ lsusb
    Bus 002 Device 006: ID 0caf:2339 Buslink
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
    Bus 001 Device 005: ID 1532:0101
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 046d:c222 Logitech, Inc.
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 046d:c221 Logitech, Inc.
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 046d:c223 Logitech, Inc.
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

    buslink is my drive and yes it works fine, i started gparted by using sudo gparted in the terminal

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    Re: formatting a usb hard drive

    try this:
    Code:
    mkfs -t vfat /path/to/device

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    Re: formatting a usb hard drive

    nevermind i found the answer in another topic, all i had to do was unmount the drive before starting gparted

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