View Full Version : [ubuntu] Can't create startup disk on external 2.5 inch sata?

March 4th, 2012, 08:28 PM
Hey guys, i just bought a sata enclosure, and i hook it up and it mounts ok and I can read/write, but when I want to create a startup disk, the disk doesnt show up there. I have a feeling that the partition might have to be formatted a certain way for that to happen. Any help GREATLY appriciated.

March 4th, 2012, 09:37 PM
All disks and partitions show up if you run:
sudo fdisk -l (small L)

See if that shows your disk in the enclosure. If it does, making partitions on it is no problem, the main issue is whether it shows or not.