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Old 12-14-2005, 07:08 AM   #1
xpucto
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Formating an external USB hard drive


Hi!

I tried to format an USB external hard drive with
Code:
sudo /sbin/mke2fs -j /dev/sda1
The result was
mke2fs 1.37 (21-Mar-2005)
warning: 859 blocks unused.

Filesystem label=
OS type: Linux
Block size=4096 (log=2)
Fragment size=4096 (log=2)
10260000 inodes, 20480000 blocks
1024042 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user
First data block=0
Maximum filesystem blocks=20971520
625 block groups
32768 blocks per group, 32768 fragments per group
16416 inodes per group
Superblock backups stored on blocks:
32768, 98304, 163840, 229376, 294912, 819200, 884736, 1605632, 2654208,
4096000, 7962624, 11239424

Writing inode tables: done
Creating journal (8192 blocks): done
Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information: done

This filesystem will be automatically checked every 22 mounts or
180 days, whichever comes first. Use tune2fs -c or -i to override.


But when I do
Code:
 mount /media/New_Volume
, I got the message:
mount: unknown filesystem type 'ntfs'

I use FC4.
What did I do wrong?

Thanks.

XpucTo
 
Old 12-14-2005, 07:29 AM   #2
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Hi!

I'd recommend checking your /etc/fstab file. It could be that your drive is still listed there with ntfs file-format. Open the file as root user and change the corresponding line to ext3.

Just my thoughts when I read your message....


Greetings,
Bjoern
 
Old 12-14-2005, 07:45 AM   #3
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Thanks Bjoern! It worked!
 
Old 12-14-2005, 01:40 PM   #4
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Kein Problem! :-)
 
  


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