[Novalug] format/reformat using Nautilus in Ubuntu?
twigboy2 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 29 01:14:59 EDT 2009
> Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2009 14:38:01 -0400
> From: Mackenzie Morgan <macoafi at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Novalug] format/reformat using Nautilus in Ubuntu?
> To: novalug at calypso.tux.org
> On Saturday 28 March 2009 1:49:10 pm D Rider wrote:
>> OK, so I am used to doing this the MS way -- right-click and format.
>> How do I do this in Ubuntu, assuming I would do it from Nautilus? Or
>> not? I looked into using qparted, but it was cumbersome in that it
>> was slow and checked all drives instead of focusing on the one I
>> wanted, confusing and hung.
> Qparted is unmaintained with, from hearsay, a crappy UI. Try GParted.
> Mackenzie Morgan
> apt-get moo
I meant to say qtparted. In any case, <rant> I have my target in
mind, why do I want to scan all devices before doing a simple task?
(using gparted) On this system, scanning may take 2 or more minutes.
And then I have to select the device anyway. I'd rather select it
first and have the system do what I want. It doesn't take that long in
Windows any version.</rant> Isn't there an easier way?
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