Open terminal within Ubuntu and type the following to find out where the harddrive to be formatted is located:

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sudo fdisk -l
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Once located run the dd command with blocksize of 16M (for speed):

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dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda2 bs=16M
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That’s it. 2TB drive took roughly 6 hours.

Machine spec – 2.0GHz dual core, 2GB RAM.

Written by Matt Cooper
Hi, I'm Matt Cooper. I started this blog to pretty much act as a brain dump area for things I learn from day to day. You can contact me at: matt@matthewc424.sg-host.com.