how do i run checkdisk on an external hard drive in linux?
every couple of weeks i experience problems with my fantom 1tb GF 100EU external hard drive. it is only about 5 months old. it either doesn't show up on the desktop, can't be found in "my computer", or if it is found, cannot be accessed. sometimes i receive an error message and part of the "details" of this error message say to run a "windows checkdisk:" which i know how to do, but it takes over a day.
i have done a little research and read that the linux equivalent to checkdisk is fdisk. lets say for instance, the external fantom is G, what would be the proper command to run fdisk on G?