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Old 02-06-2007, 10:17 AM   #1
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Formating ISSUES


Im formating a 50 gig partition using the Slackware 11 to format it.

using the process; Format with Checking for bad blocks using reiserfs, its been nearly a day an a half, does it ever normaly take this long to format or is it just frozenin up?
 
Old 02-06-2007, 10:41 AM   #2
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Seems long to me ... If I were you, I would already have killed the process to retry (I never tried with ReiserFS, but it's much faster with ext3, which is also journalized)
 
Old 02-06-2007, 11:04 AM   #3
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I have alrdy killed, gunna hope for the best again ;P

How long should this process usualy take?

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Old 02-06-2007, 02:11 PM   #4
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I would say less than 1 hour, but I might be optimistic ... For ext3 on a 30 Gb partition, it took less than 10 minutes ...
 
Old 02-06-2007, 03:51 PM   #5
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ok, thx for adivce
 
Old 02-06-2007, 10:33 PM   #6
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Reiserfs should be formatted just as quick as ext2/3. if it doesn't have a 50 Gb partition done in 30-60 minutes, something is very wrong. I formatted a 250 Gb partition with resierfs a few days ago with gentoo in literally 5 minutes.

Peace,
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:21 PM   #7
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I found out, that my harddrive went pooped on me; hard to tell, finaly took sometime to look it over and it ended up being that; thx for all your support fellahs
 
  


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