Formatting USB or HDD with Gparted on a Linux Machine

These instructions are for someone who needs to format a USB drive or HDD using their Linux machine: 

First, install GParted:

Open a Terminal


$ sudo apt-get install gparted


Once gparted is installed, you should be able to open Gparted by entering:


$ sudo gparted


In the upper right-hand corner, you should select the device that you want to reformat. ALWAYS VERIFY THAT YOU ARE DEALING WITH THE CORRECT DEVICE.