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Old 04-02-2014, 11:55 PM   #1
Ryanms3030
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Trying to mount drives on Arch alarm Pogoplug install....


I got Arch installed on my newly purchased Pogoplug v4. I connected a sata drive and a usb drive and now I'm trying to format, partition and mount them. Admittedly I have not really done this from the command line in any distro yet. What I have done is:

1.
Code:
fdisk -l
, identified my drive (sdb and sdc).
2. Formatted to ext4:
Code:
mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdb
3. Created a single primary partition on each drive
4. Created a mount point
Code:
mkdir /pogousb
5. Tried to mount drive into directory:
Code:
mount /dev/sdb1 /pogousb
6. Then I get the following error:

Code:
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdc1,
       missing codepage or helper program, or other error

       In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
       dmesg | tail or so.
What I am I doing wrong?
 
Old 04-03-2014, 12:06 AM   #2
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Swap steps 2) and 3) - and mkfs on the partition, not the (entire) drive - "mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdb1". No need to repartition, just mkfs and mount.
 
Old 04-03-2014, 12:09 AM   #3
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Swap steps 2) and 3) - and mkfs on the partition, not the (entire) drive - "mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdb1". No need to repartition, just mkfs and mount.
Thanks! I knew it was something simple/stupid I was doing. That worked like a charm
 
  


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