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Old 01-26-2007, 12:58 PM   #1
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Hi, I am using two hardisks on my system. One HDD running two os windows 2003 and linux fedora 4 and another HDD with windows 98. I hv formatted a partition of 2nd HDD with mkfs command but it is showing me the file system of that drive is SFS. while booting from windows this partition is not working. How can i access this partition?
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OK--What I read is that you now have 2 partitions on the 2nd drive: One for Windows + the new one which you formatted.

Did you create AND format the partition from Linux? Tell us exactly the steps you used--including what filesystem you specified when using mkfs.

When you say "it is showing me the file system of that drive is SFS", what are you refferring to? Do you mean that mkfs is telling you this?

Can you use the partition from Linux?
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Thank you. I am explaining you what i hv done.

#fdisk -l
to see the harddisk drive partition in linux.
It show me
first hdd is

second is
/dev/hdb1 1 some no. here SFS
/dev/hdb2 SFS

In this drive there was two partitions. I wanted to forrmat this partition by linux. I had written the command:

mkfs -t ext3 /dev/hdb2

It has given me some message that file system changed. When I boot this drive by windows It was changed. But in linux when i used the command fdisk -l, it shows this partition as SFS and I am unable to mount this.

I have again tried to change filesystem by mkfs command, but message was something like 'journal already created'

Please tell where i am wrong.


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