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Formating to my G4

Just purchased a Free Agent 500gb and would like to format it for my G4 OS 10.4. I've gone to Disk utility and the only options are disk repair. How do I format it? I've never formatted a disk on this machine. And am hoping this is a simple process. Thanks for you help, anne

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