Hi I need to format a 2TB disk so I can put it back in my cloud enclosure. I am not sure of the firle system I should use so that I can rebuild the partition table using parted. I have removed the drive and am connected to it by sata to USB.
I have had lots of problems with the my cloud and when it crashed I had to recover the data but due to a slip of the mouse the drive was formatted to NTFS. I need to reverty it to the format type it woudl have come with when I bought the drive. I realise I will need to do this in linus. Please can someone also give me clear instruction on how to rebuild the partions as am quite newish to linux. The problem I had using parted was it always gave an error saying drive was inuse ignore or continue but I think this is todo with the fact the disk need to be formatted to a certain file system.
Q1 What file system should I format the hdd to at the moment it has no partitions and is just a 2TB blank ntfs drive.
Q2 What linux or unbuntu should I use to do this and to rebuild the partition table?
Q3 Can any one post a backup image of a 2TB mycloud as the ones previously posted have been removed if not I do have the 2gb rootfs image but the problem I had is that is was to big to be copied to the raid partition so if anyone could provide me with a simple solution to rebuild my 2TB icloud from what is now a blank NTFS drive I would be very greateful.
Though if you can inly tell me how I format it back to WD MC file system that would be a start. TBH I dont really know what im doing but I am quite tech savy but linux is so new to me. I wish I could just boot from a cd and it would reflash the who drive for me and I would not have to do much.