View Full Version : [ubuntu] "Formating" a HD or bringing it over to Ubuntu

August 17th, 2009, 12:44 AM
I just cleared all traces of MS Windows from my computer, and placed Ubuntu onto the boot drive. Now that the 2nd HD is available how do I "format" (for the lack of a better term) or erase its contents? I tried moving files to the trash but Trash is not available (grayed out).

August 17th, 2009, 12:46 AM
sudo apt-get install gparted

system -> administration -> partition editor

if you never plan to use that hard drive with a windows machine, then do yourself a favor and go ahead and format it to ext3.