You'd think that with the goal of kubuntu solving bug#1, some simple operations, such as installing a new hard drive on your system, would be available.
You're wrong !
The first thing I did after installing the new hard drive, was to go to system settings, advanced tab, Disk & Filesystems.
There I see it, so far so good.
Now to see what are my options. Can I set up a partition ? format it ? It turns out that the only thing I can do, is set up mount points for partitions. But I don't have a partition yet on that drive. It's not even formatted.
A quick check in my menus shows there's no application I can use to do the task.
At this point, if I had been a windows novice having made the switch to kubuntu, I'd be totally lost and giving a phonecall to the damn friend that told me to install that crap.
Checking google, I see that I can install gparted to do the job. I lauch adept and install it, no problem. I'm just a little bit disappointed that I don't have a KDE software to do it.
I launch gparted, I set up the entire drive as an ext3 partition, so far it's perfect. It now formats my partition... crash.
I relauch it, re-format... crash.
I end up doing a mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdb1.
[ I edited some minor typo ]