I've made an USB installer stick from Windows with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS , now I'm trying to format it from Ubuntu. When I try to format I get this error :

This partition cannot be modified because it contains a partition table; >please reinitialize layout of the whole device. (udisks-error-quark, 11)

Best Answer

I got this fixed by doing the following

  1. On your unity dash, type gnome-disks and launch the Disks application

  2. Select the disk or drive you want to format

  3. Press CTRL+F

  4. Click format.

After formatting, the disk or drive would be unallocated, therefore you'll have to create a partition by using the plus button on the screen. Then insert the name you want to use as the name of the drive or the name of the disk and click create