Hi. I've got an old Lenovo SATA laptop drive that I'm trying to repurpose as just a regular old external USB drive. It used to run Windows (2000 I think).
I have the drive plugged into the computer via a SATA-USB converter.
I just installed Manjaro on this box last weekend and everything is up to date as of Saturday.
I've tried to get rid of the MBR via
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdc bs=512 count=1
I've verified that the partitions are indeed all gone with lsblk and fdisk, but after creating one large partition with fdisk, I try to format (ext4) it and get this error message:
mke2fs 1.44.5 (15-Dec-2018)
/dev/sdc1 contains `DOS/MBR boot sector, code offset 0x52+2, OEM-ID "NTFS ", sectors/cluster 8, Media descriptor 0xf8, sectors/track 63, heads 255, hidden sectors 2048, dos < 4.0 BootSector (0x80), FAT (1Y bit by descriptor); NTFS, sectors/track 63, sectors 409599, $MFT start cluster 17066, $MFTMirror start cluster 2, bytes/RecordSegment 2^(-1*246), clusters/index block 1, serial number 0a632cb7732cb4b4f; containsMicrosoft Windows XP/VISTA bootloader BOOTMGR' data
So...what am I doing wrong here? Everything I've read says that dd command above should wipe the MBR.
Or does that message not matter and I can just go ahead and format it regardless?