Topic: Input/output error during partition creation; can no longer see drive.
Hello, I use to have a 3TB external hard drive formatted in NTFS.
In GParted I attempted to change the drive into an ext4 drive but, in the process, ran into an input/output error.
First I deleted the drive's partitions, then created a new partition table (Device --> Create Partition Table.) Once the new partition table was created, I created a new ext4 partition.
Problem is while GParted was creating a new ext4 partition I got an "Input/output error during write on /dev/sdb" error. Now I can no longer even see the drive in GParted, or with these commands:
sudo fdisk -l
The drive use to show itself in the command line with those commands, but not any more.
I suspect that this error may have been caused by the fact that I deleted a MS Windows partition on a GNU/Linux machine. After encountering this error, I read on the Ubuntu forums that messing around with Windows partitions on GNU/Linux can cause errors just like this one.
Is there any way to find the drive again, and fix it in GNU/Linux? Or should I just wait until I can get a windows machine to try to find the drive?
Thank you in advance for your time!
For reference, here's the GParted error message: https://0bin.net/paste/CgrzfZNJHRqzGRBl … auEPeixhtC
Edit: mfleetwo: Add text from linked gparted_details
GParted 0.25.0 --enable-libparted-dmraid --enable-online-resize Libparted 3.2 Create Primary Partition #1 (ext4, 2.73 TiB) on /dev/sdb 00:26:14 ( ERROR ) create empty partition 00:26:14 ( ERROR ) libparted messages ( INFO ) Input/output error during write on /dev/sdb Input/output error during write on /dev/sdb Input/output error during write on /dev/sdb Input/output error during write on /dev/sdb Error fsyncing/closing /dev/sdb: Input/output error Error opening /dev/sdb: No such file or directory Error opening /dev/sdb: No such file or directory ========================================