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with all the things i have told and all the command output, u mean this is just what i need to run? and the partion formatted with reiserfs? but i am not sure whether the partiton is ready for file system creation?
mke2fs 1.32 (09-Nov-2002)
mkfs.ext3: Device size reported to be zero. Invalid partition specified, or
partition table wasn't reread after running fdisk, due to
a modified partition being busy and in use. You may need to reboot
to re-read your partition table.
i have also tried ext3 and just now JFS to c what it cud give, it gave me:
Executing command mkfs -t jfs -q /dev/hdb7 ..
mkfs.jfs version 1.0.17, 02-Apr-2002
Device size reported to be zero. Invalid partition specified, or
partition table wasn't reread after running fsck, fdisk, etc.
You may need to reboot to re-read your partition table.
.. command failed!
why are all filesystems commands giving an error? is it the location of the partiton (hdb7) or the blocks or sectors?
no squid has not started using the partition. i think so too that there are bad sectors on the disk. so what do u think i use another hard disk? that shud work i think? when adding another hard disk, do i need to recompile the kernel? or does kudzu or the kernel detect the hard disk automatically? pls advice.
Distribution: RH 6.2, Gen2, Knoppix,arch, bodhi, studio, suse, mint
no recompile, just hook up and use.
you should run badblocks on your entire drive to see if bad things are happening elsewhere.
another option is deleting the partition and making the starting sector in a different place. such as delting hdb7 and making another partition with a starting cylinder of 3300, and try to format it then. use a -c to check for bad blocks. you can probably get a partition set up somehow that doesn't use the bad area.