Mac: Disk Utility, Format Fail

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I see a lot of post or google results when i try to google: “file system formatter fail”.
i got this error when i was trying to format my 1 Tera Maxtor HDD to be Mac OS Extended (Journaled), the problem here is, it a previously a MS-DOS(FAT) format. So the partition is actually Master Boot Record for booting into DOS or Windows based computer.
To solve this, you will realise you have gotten that extra “Partition” tab along with the “Repair”, “Erase”, “Raid”, “Restore” tabs. Go to that tab and then under the advance option, select your partition to be “GUID”.
And tada, you will be able to properly format your HDD to Mac OS Extended.

Quite dump on Disk Utility to not automatically resolve this problem.

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