Raid5 creation issue, using fedora 4
So i am trying to put a filesystem on 7 scsi drives that i have set up in raid 5.
I used fdisk to create partitions on the scsi drives, /dev/sda thru /dev/sdg.
I then run this command to create the raid array.
I am using fedora core 4
mdadm --create --verbose /dev/md0 --level=5 --raid-devices=7 /dev/sda1 /dev/sdb1 /dev/sdc1 /dev/sdd1 /dev/sde1 /dev/sdf1 /dev/sdg1
If i read the man page correctly, then level=5 means i want raid5 and raid-devices=7 means that i have 7 drives.
now after This is finished, i cat /proc/mdstat and i get this.
Personalities : [raid5]
md0 : active raid5 sdg1 sdf1 sde1(F) sdd1 sdc1 sdb1 sda1
860231808 blocks level 5, 64k chunk, algorithm 2 [7/5] [UUUU_U_]
ok, so now i want to lay a filesystem down on /dev/md0.
I run this command:
mke2fs 1.37 (21-Mar-2005)
OS type: Linux
Block size=4096 (log=2)
Fragment size=4096 (log=2)
107544576 inodes, 215057952 blocks
10752897 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user
First data block=0
Maximum filesystem blocks=218103808
6564 block groups
32768 blocks per group, 32768 fragments per group
16384 inodes per group
Superblock backups stored on blocks:
32768, 98304, 163840, 229376, 294912, 819200, 884736, 1605632, 2654208,
4096000, 7962624, 11239424, 20480000, 23887872, 71663616, 78675968,
Writing inode tables: done
However, when this is finished i get the following error.
ext2fs_mkdir: Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read while creating root dir
So this is were i am stuck, any ideas?