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Re: HELP: External 250G USB screwed with GParted

On 2008-01-19, André Costa <blueser gmail com> wrote:

> I plugged my brand new WD Passport Drive
> [http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=364] on my F8
> box, and it appeared just fine (I had done this before -- I had even
> reformatted the partition with NTFS with Windows XP). I wanted to
> remove the single 250G NTFS partition and create two smaller ones, and
> reformat them as ext3 and HFS for my girlfriend's MacBook.
> GParted identified the device just fine, and I had just deleted the
> original partition and created two smaller ones (110G and 120G),
> unformatted. When I hit the "apply changes" button, GParted told me it
> could not see the device anymore. Indeed, it couldn't be seen
> anywhere. The disk was not mounted anymore, and did not appear as a
> device on GNOME's nautilus.

What does fdisk say about the device? You can have fdisk write a new, 
empty partition table to start fresh and then create your new 


John (john os2 dhs org)

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