debian 8 – format partition to ntfs

check where the partition

$ df -k

unmount first

sudo umount /dev/sdc1

sudo fdisk /dev/sdc

option to select

‘d’ to delete partition

‘n’ to create new partition

‘1’ for partition number

‘Enter’ for first cylinder (default 1)

‘Enter’ for last cylinder (default of max size)

‘t’ for type

‘L’ for list partition type

‘6’ in my case

‘w’ write change to disk

make quick format

sudo mkfs.ntfs -f /dev/sdc1

if you want full format, it will take more time

sudo mkfs.ntfs /dev/sdc1


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