remove GPT


Use gdisk instead of fdisk. It isn't installed by default, so get it with:

sudo apt-get install gdisk

Then umount the drive and call gdisk for the device:

sudo gdisk /dev/sdX

It will prompt you to select the partition:

Found valid MBR and GPT. Which do you want to use? 1 - MBR 2 - GPT 3 - Create blank GPT

Select the GPT one. In my case, 2. Use the ? command to print the command list. Enter x for expert options, then z to zap the GPT table and all the data on the disc:

Command (? for help): x Expert command (? for help): z About to wipe out GPT on /dev/sdx. Proceed? (Y/N): y GPT data structures destroyed! You may now partition the disk using fdisk or other utilities. Blank out MBR? (Y/N): y

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