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Old 08-21-2004, 01:56 AM   #1
appas
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Problem in creating filesystem for newly created partition.


Hi ,

I created a new partition using fdisk, but when i tried to create ext3 filesystem on the newly created partition i get the following error.
Command : mkfs.ext3 -c /dev/hda4
Output :
mke2fs 1.32
/dev/hda4 : not enough space to build proposed filesystem while reading superblock.

/dev/hda4 was alloted the 6GB free space in the machine which i confirmed by running option "p" with "fdisk" command

If anyone had come across the problem mentioned, Please help.
 
Old 08-21-2004, 02:03 AM   #2
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umm, what type of partition is it?

the reason i ask is that for most people the 4th partition should be a extended partition ... that way they can have many more partitions beyond 4
 
Old 08-21-2004, 03:39 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply,
I have created a new partition. It is not a extended partition.
Given below is the output of print in fdisk.

/dev/hda1 * 1 13 104391 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 14 1160 9213277+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda3 1161 1225 522112+ 82 Linux swap
/dev/hda4 1226 2096 6996307+ 83 Linux
 
  


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