I’m adding a second drive to an existing system.
I have done this in the past with no problems but this time.
I installed a 250g IDE drive as a slave on IDE1.
BIOS recognizes the drive.
I created a single partition on the drive with fdisk.
I created a file system: mkfs –t ext3 /dev/hdb
When I try and mount this drive: mount –t ext3 /dev/hdb1 /mnt/hdb
I get: wrong fs, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hdb1 or too many mounted file systems.
When I run e2fsck I get a error that the superblock could not be read.
I have tried rebuilding the File system, building 2 partitions on the drive and nothing I do seems to work.
Could the Drive be bad out of the box?