> So if you guys agree "reformatting" would be a better
> go ahead and change the text.
I guess my inclination would be to just drop this feature entirely.
people want to reformat the drive, they can use whatever regular OS
feature to do it. This doesn't need to be a general-purpose drive
I think reformat (entire device) is useful, something like that would be
a self-descriptive term. Since, as others point out, you can have a
multi-partitioned USB device, and dealing with that can be less than
obvious without using partitioning software.
While it would be nice to not need another utility, but Fedora makes
reformatting things like external drives harder than other OSs, where
you can right-click and format a USB drive from the desktop, so I think
we do need it. Likewise with renaming drives/partitions (Fedora doesn't
let you do it easily, particularly DOS/Windows ones).
Yes, I understand the point of making these an admin/wheel-group
restriction, but that ought to be do-able from a right-click and
reformat option, not requiring another program to do the job, just
pop-up an authentication prompt.
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