Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 2:40 PM (in response to JuliusCaesar)
See if this helps.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 3:54 PM (in response to JuliusCaesar)
You should be able to use Disk Utilty for that. It should have no problems removing the partition and creating a new one which you should then be able to use for Time Machine with no problems.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2012 6:12 AM (in response to qd.smits)
Well as I said everythingis greyed out and I cannot erase the harddrive when it is locked.
Probably this is a security feature so people who do not have the password cannot delete the data on it.
Well I solved the problem by accessing the harddrive with Ubuntu/Linux via Parallels.
The I used the info from here:
to delete the partition. Connected the harddrive back to the Mac and then Disk Utility asked if it should initialize the harddrive -> problem solved.
All the bes
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2012 6:40 AM (in response to JuliusCaesar)
Just out of curiosity, and for benefit of other readers, how did you encrypt the external drive in the first place?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2012 6:50 AM (in response to drdocument)
I formated the drive with the Disk Utility and selected an encrypted format.
I think what is not happening that the password can be saved during format in the keychain (I might be wrong) but I believe this shouldbe an option. As I would be fine with that as my keychain is protected threw the encryption of the main internal harddrive and I believe Apple also encryptes the keychain itself.