I just bought a Toshiba Canvio 2TB external hard drive. I then installed GParted, and reformatted the drive to ext4 (following the instructions in part 1 & 2, at this blog).
The instructions didn't say anything about this, but I think I should've added a boot flag to the drive, 'cause now it won't automount, and GParted won't show the drive, and
fdisk -l doesn't even show the drive. So I'm not sure how to mount it or find a way to add a boot flag… if that's even what I need to do.
How do I get to where I can edit the drive's partitions and stuff? Can I format the unallocated 1.02MB on the drive to boot? The unallocated space does show up in GParted. I really hope I didn't just brick this $100.
UPDATE: Here's the output when I
sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes Disk identifier: 0x0003ae80 Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 * 2048 969058303 484528128 83 Linux /dev/sda2 969060350 976771071 3855361 5 Extended Partition 2 does not start on physical sector boundary. /dev/sda5 969060352 976771071 3855360 82 Linux swap / Solaris
…the partition I formatted, was something like /dev/sdb or something like that, but it doesn't show up.