I am trying to format a 1.5TB external hard drive in Ubuntu and I am getting the following error message through fdisk in the termainl.
fdisk: unable to read /dev/sdg1: Input/output error
I then tried doing it through disk utility and get the following error message:
Error creating file system: helper exited with exit code 1: Error calling fsync(2) on /dev/sdg1: Input/output error
In disk utility the drive shows "unknown 1.5 TB."
I have made sure the drive is unmounted and I tried erasing the disk which was successful but now I am unable to format it.
I tried doing it in windows 7 and get an input/output error there as well.
Thank you for any assistance you can give.
Exit code 1
Generally points to a corrupt Master Boot Record so you'll need to repair that before attempting to Format any Partitions.
27th Dec 2011
Are you sure that the drive is actually working?
Hit it with it's makers Testing Utility and see if there are any problems with it.
31st Dec 2011