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Old 06-09-2003, 09:46 PM   #1
enk0d
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Formatting NTFS to ext2/3


I need a little help with this little problem of mine i have a external drive i have been able to get my drive to work find under windows but it is in NTFS format and when i tried formatting it using the following:

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/sbin/mkfs -t  ext3 /dev/sda1
It gets like around half way through writing the inode tables and then my system freezes can anyone tell me why this is happening and preventing me from formatting this drive into ext2 or 3.
 
Old 06-09-2003, 09:51 PM   #2
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Wow, it might be a bug with USB code... it might be a lump of badblocks on the drive, both of these are rather unlikely. Is there anything in /var/log/messages to report from the drive?

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