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Old 12-10-2007, 02:05 PM   #1
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Format the hd?


Working on a Mythdora installation (FC6.)

Finally got everything working and 2 sec into the first recording I get an I/O error.

Long story short: 1 drive in a 4 drive stripe used for storage failed. System drive is OK.

This machine was built from scraps, I don't have another drive to replace it with, it's a dog azz slow RAID card and I figured F it, buy a 1TB and be done with it. It'll be here in a week.

Meanwhile, delete the current raid (Adaptec bios level), create a new one from the remaining 3 drives (RAID5 this time - which is real slow on the 2400A) and move on.

When I boot I get the file system check error and it drops me into a recovery console.

So I fdisk'd and created a new partition, but it's still tossing an error, I assume this means I need to format the drive.

Yes, I've searched, I'm quite surprised I'm having so much trouble finding out how to do a format in Linux (after browsing 500 Google responses.)I'm sure it's something very simple. Am I calling it the wrong thing for Linux? Am I making a bad assumption on the needed task?

It's basically a newly partitioned disk. Fdisk shows it OK.

Any guidance would be appriciated.

Last edited by MonsterMaxx; 12-10-2007 at 02:06 PM.
 
Old 12-10-2007, 02:23 PM   #2
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mkfs

HTH

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Old 12-10-2007, 02:45 PM   #3
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yup, found it too, thank you.

D'oh; iddidit; reboot

Still getting errors dropping me into a shell. Says 'unable to resolve LABEL=/storage'
stuck at the (Repair filesystem) prompt
hmmmmm,

I've recreated a drive w/ Adaptec's bios
I've created a partition with fdisk
I've formatted it with mkfs.ext3
I've checked it with fsck

I can even cd /storage

do I have to mount it or something? wouldn't that still be in the existing config files?
Is there anyway to bypass this error and continue booting since it's only the /storage drive system?

if I try to mkdir a 'storage' directory on that drive it errors and says it's read only. I guess I messed up the mkfs


OK, maybe go back to the beginning 'cause I'm clearly not doing something right.
I lost a 'drive' (Raid)

What am I doing wrong?

Last edited by MonsterMaxx; 12-10-2007 at 02:48 PM.
 
Old 12-10-2007, 02:54 PM   #4
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You need to label it with "e2label". You should then be able to mount it with "mount -a" or on reboot.

HTH

Forrest
 
Old 12-10-2007, 04:07 PM   #5
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got it, thanks.
 
Old 12-10-2007, 04:16 PM   #6
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Glad I could help.

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