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Old 06-29-2007, 11:51 PM   #1
tofouz
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That should be really easy: two ext3 partitions!


Hi, thanks for your help i'm lost! i had 2 windows partitions. I deleted both of them and put Ubuntu on one of them. Now i want to format the other one to ext3 to put my /home and i get this:

chris@chris-laptop:~$ umount dev/sda1
umount: dev/sda1 is not mounted (according to mtab)
chris@chris-laptop:~$ mkfs -t ext3 /dev/sda1
mke2fs 1.40-WIP (14-Nov-2006)
/dev/sda1 is mounted; will not make a filesystem here!
 
Old 06-30-2007, 12:05 AM   #2
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Stick a slash in front of dev in the umount ...
 
Old 06-30-2007, 12:19 AM   #3
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Gosh you were quick to reply
Do you mean this:
chris@chris-laptop:~$ umount /dev/sda1
[mntent]: warning: no final newline at the end of /etc/fstab
umount: /dev/sda1 is not in the fstab (and you are not root)

?
 
Old 06-30-2007, 12:28 AM   #4
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Just happened to be passing by at the time ...
You're using Ubuntu - requires sudo
Code:
sudo umount /dev/sda1
Will need your password. Maybe the mkfs will need sudo as well, can't remember.
 
Old 06-30-2007, 12:34 AM   #5
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cheers mate i really appreciate, it's all good now, both needed sudo

it's odd that Gparted did not allow me to do it with the mouse (which is what i know best!)

thanks again,
chris
 
  


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