Ubuntu_16.04 [SOLVED]: extra partition on new laptop

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    Anonymous

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    Just picked up a new laptop and found an extra terrabyte partition on it that wasn’t on the original listing ( bought on ebay ).

    Was just curious if there was any reason not to use this extra partition for storage?

    When I mounted the partition and attempted to add a random test file it expected me to be root , so thought I would double check before making any other changes.

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    #36417

    Anonymous

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    EDIT:

    It should be save to use it as a storage. But you can simply format it to a filesystem you like.

    The program you have the screenshot of should be able to do this. Otherwise download gparted or use the command line with something like mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdb

    You probably need root because it is not mounted correctly

    Source: https://askubuntu.com/questions/988277/extra-partition-on-new-laptop
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