bert@jake:~$ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sdb Disk /dev/sdb: 6 TiB, 6595056500736 bytes, 12880969728 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disklabel type: gpt Disk identifier: FC43F9EE-91B6-4D64-8C5C-B596FB61BA9B

Device Start End Sectors Size Type /dev/sdb1 2048 4095 2048 1M Linux filesystem /dev/sdb2 34 2047 2014 1007K Linux filesystem

Partition table entries are not in disk order. bert@jake:~$ sudo fdisk /dev/sdb

Welcome to fdisk (util-linux 2.27.1). Changes will remain in memory only, until you decide to write them. Be careful before using the write command.

Command (m for help): d Partition number (1,2, default 2): 1

Partition 1 has been deleted.

Command (m for help): p Disk /dev/sdb: 6 TiB, 6595056500736 bytes, 12880969728 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disklabel type: gpt Disk identifier: FC43F9EE-91B6-4D64-8C5C-B596FB61BA9B

Device Start End Sectors Size Type /dev/sdb2 34 2047 2014 1007K Linux filesystem

Command (m for help): d Selected partition 2 Partition 2 has been deleted.

Command (m for help): p Disk /dev/sdb: 6 TiB, 6595056500736 bytes, 12880969728 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes Disklabel type: gpt Disk identifier: FC43F9EE-91B6-4D64-8C5C-B596FB61BA9B

Command (m for help): w The partition table has been altered. Calling ioctl() to re-read partition table. Syncing disks.

bert@jake:~$ sudo mkfs /dev/sdb1 mke2fs 1.42.13 (17-May-2015) Creating filesystem with 1610120704 4k blocks and 201265152 inodes Filesystem UUID: 24f19ffa-24e0-4bed-9a83-c4a8cc24561a Superblock backups stored on blocks: 32768, 98304, 163840, 229376, 294912, 819200, 884736, 1605632, 2654208, 4096000, 7962624, 11239424, 20480000, 23887872, 71663616, 78675968, 102400000, 214990848, 512000000, 550731776, 644972544

Allocating group tables: done Writing inode tables: 9336/49137