I guess this is a hardware issue. I recently installed a hard disk, salvaged from one of my many dead Windows machines, into my delightfully easy to use Ubuntu-Linux machines. The HDD has an NTFS file system on it, and an old copy of XP. I want to just wipe it clean, and add it to the [disk] storage space for my Linux system. How do I perform a [simple(?)] format on the newly installed disk. Ubuntu sees the disk, and can mount and read it with no problem, so I have access to it. Where do I go from here?