11222How to create a filesystem?
- Feb 1, 2006Hi!
I'm no linux crack and I'm not able to use my external harddisk...
Maybe I'm making a little stupid mistake...
I've attached my 160GB USB drive to the slug.
I've created an extended partiton:
root@NLSU:/# fdisk /dev/sdb
The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 19457.
There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,
and could in certain setups cause problems with:
1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs
(e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)
Command (m for help): p
Disk /dev/sdb: 160.0 GB, 160041885696 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 19457 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 19457 156288321 5 Extended
But I'm not able to create the filesystem:
root@NLSU:/# mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdb1
mke2fs 1.38 (30-Jun-2005)
/dev/sdb1: Invalid argument passed to ext2 library while setting up superblock
Where's my error?
Sorry for this dummy question :(
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