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Why no "format" and similar functions on right click on USB

Postby wpshooter on Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:44 pm

Why is there no "format" and other similar functions available when right clicking on say a USB drive in MINT version 14 ?

There are a whole group of functions displayed on the menu that pops up but they are grayed out !!!!

Is there something that needs to be installed or configured for these functions to be avaiable on the right click menu.

I know that gparted can be installed BUT does seem to me that that should be necessary to have these functions on this menu.

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Re: Why no "format" and similar functions on right click on

Postby raymerjacque on Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:23 pm

would be nice if linux had that. but i assume unlike windows, linux does not have a built in partition app. Gparted is on live dvd but not on the installed version of linux and even the apps made for partition managing in linux dont have feature to use with context menus. I suppose eventualy it will come in time.
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Re: Why no "format" and similar functions on right click on

Postby wpshooter on Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:05 am

raymerjacque wrote:would be nice if linux had that. but i assume unlike windows, linux does not have a built in partition app. Gparted is on live dvd but not on the installed version of linux and even the apps made for partition managing in linux dont have feature to use with context menus. I suppose eventualy it will come in time.


I find it sort of strange that this feature IS available in Ubuntu but not in MINT and Mint is supposedly based on Ubuntu.

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Re: Why no "format" and similar functions on right click on

Postby raymerjacque on Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:11 am

Ah, well ive never used ubuntu, so didnt know they had it...

In that case i hope the mint devs look into it :)
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Re: Why no "format" and similar functions on right click on

Postby flyboy1565 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:28 pm

Gparted is available in mint check to make sure your up to date. I have used it a couple times making a few backup drives. You can also apt-get it or go through Software Manager

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