This is the brief tutorial which will teach newbie / beginner to format pendrive, usb drive, usb storage, hard disk on Ubuntu 12.04. Remember that formatting a drive will erase all the data you have on it, so before formatting it kindly take backup if necessary.

To format external device in Ubuntu 12.04, insert the device into your computer. Next, go to Dash and launch “Drive Utility”

Next, select the device on the left and click “Format Volume”

Finally, select the file system type and click “Format”

That’s it. Remember that all data on the device will be erased.

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