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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G3n1k

just to remember what i had known :)

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