Formatting USB or HDD with Gparted using Linux

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These instructions are for someone who needs to format a USB drive or HDD using their Linux machine: 

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First, install GParted: 
Open a Terminal

$ sudo apt-get install gparted

Once gparted is installed, you should be able to open Gparted by entering: 

$ sudo gparted

In the upper righthand corner, you should select the device that you want to reformat. ALWAYS VERIFY THAT YOU ARE DEALING WITH THE CORRECT DEVICE.