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Hi, I just broke yet another external drive and this time it broke in a way that made me doubt it is actually completely broken. I had 2 Partitions on ...
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    One of two partitions broken.


    Hi, I just broke yet another external drive and this time it broke in a way that made me doubt it is actually completely broken. I had 2 Partitions on that drive, and one of them can still be accessed perfectly. The other one however cannot even be deleted, and it seems there is only a small part of it broken because Linux only stops the deletion process after like one or two minutes.
    So I was wondering, is there a way to "cut" the bad part out? Like creating a third partition to isolate it from the good part?

    Greetings,
    kiriri

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    You need to be a little more specific about "broke it". What exactly happened? What's on the drives? Operating system? Data partitions? What filesystem type? What are you using to "delete" the partitions?

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    it's an external drive I used to store unimportant files on.
    It's connected via USB and it broke right when I tried to install fedora on it. So I'm not sure which filesystem type it is right now, but the working partition is NTFS. Windows doesn't even recognize it at all.

    I used the standard Ubuntu manager to try to delete or format it.

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    Are you trying to delete files on the partition using a file manager, or delete the partition using gparted?

    the output of the following would also be useful ...
    Code:
    mount
    sudo fdisk -l
    sudo blkid

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