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Old 02-17-2004, 09:50 AM   #1
suguru
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"Attempting create too large a file system"


I used Mdk 9.1 to create a 10Gb vfat
6 Gb xfs
2 Gb swap
10 Gb vfat
90 Gb vfat
then did knx-hdinstall from Knoppix 3.3

mkfs -t vfat /dev/hda7 or
mkfs.vfat or
mkdosfs
all give the same error
"Attempting create too large a file system"

I don't have parted and don't know how to get it loaded
I tried wine but it didn't understand format /dev/hda7
I went back to cfdisk and changed
hda1, hda7 & hda8 from type b to c (vfat lba)
I still get the same
"Attempting create too large a file system" with
all of the above commands.
Thanks for any help
suguru
 
Old 02-19-2004, 09:12 PM   #2
tedi
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Dear suguru,

You can try the following command to format your VFAT partition :

Code:
# mkfs.vfat -F 32 /dev/hda7
And please report the success or failure of that command.

cheers,
tedi
 
Old 02-23-2004, 01:16 AM   #3
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Thanks Tedi. Fdisk & Qtparted results-Still problem

I let Mdk 9.2 format hda9 with Windows Fat32 and mount it as
another /mnt/windows then I did what you see below.
The fdisk looks ok.
Tedi your advice is always good but
The mkfs.vfat -F results in about 40 mb in use
when 0 is there. Qtparted also thinks something is wrong.

Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/hda: 120.0 GB, 120034123776 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 14593 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 1238 9944203+ c Win95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/hda2 1239 14594 107276589 5 Extended
/dev/hda5 * 1239 2048 6506293+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda6 2049 2276 1831378+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda7 2277 3545 10193211 b Win95 FAT32
/dev/hda8 13857 14594 5922472+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda9 3546 13856 82823076 b Win95 FAT32

Partition table entries are not in disk order

Command (m for help): q

root@SeVidC:~# ls /mnt/floppy
/mnt/floppy
root@SeVidC:~# mount -t vfat /dev/floppy /mnt/floppy
mount: mount point /mnt/floppy is a symbolic link to nowhere
root@SeVidC:~# mkfs.vfat -F 32 /dev/hda9
mkfs.vfat 2.9 (15 May 2003)
root@SeVidC:~# qtparted
Warning: Unable to align partition properly. This probably means that another partitioning tool generated an incorrect partition table, because it didn't have the correct BIOS geometry. It is safe to ignore,but ignoring may cause (fixable) problems with some boot loaders.
A bug has been detected in GNU parted. Please email a bug report to bug-parted@gnu.org containing the version (1.6.4) and the following message:Assertion (ped_geometry_test_equal (&part->geom, &old_geom)) at ../../libparted/disk.c:1681 in function ped_disk_get_max_partition_geometry() failed.
Error: msdos disk labels do not support partition names.
Error: msdos disk labels do not support partition names.
Error: msdos disk labels do not support partition names.
Error: msdos disk labels do not support partition names.
Error: msdos disk labels do not support partition names.
Error: msdos disk labels do not support partition names.
root@SeVidC:~#
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