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Old 01-03-2005, 01:08 PM   #1
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help formatting


In trying to install gentoo on my linux box,I was going thru the following steps

# mke2fs -j /dev/hda1

it returned the following error

mke2fs 1.34 (25-Jul-2003)
/dev/hda1: Invalid argument passed to ext2 library while setting up superblock

Can some one help plz?
 
Old 01-03-2005, 02:02 PM   #2
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I'm not sure where that error came from but since you want ext3 journal , you could just try this command: mkfs.ext3 /dev/hda1
 
Old 01-03-2005, 02:09 PM   #3
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Have your partitioned yet? What does fdisk -l show?
 
Old 01-03-2005, 02:13 PM   #4
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Have your partitioned yet? What does fdisk -l show?
Good question! Sometimes I forget to ask the obvious.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 02:38 PM   #5
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Don't you think, guys, that fdisk is abit tricky thing to use. Would not it be advisable to use cfdisk for starters?
 
Old 01-03-2005, 02:42 PM   #6
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http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...?part=1&chap=4

That helped me get through it quite nicely. Hope it helps you, unless you've already read through it :-/
 
Old 01-03-2005, 02:51 PM   #7
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I never found fdisk tricky. It seemed rather straight forward to me, once I looked at the menu (press m or question mark).

I seem not to have cfdisk installed and never have used it, so it may be easier. What leads you to believe it is simpler and easier to use? (I'm too late in my schedule today to google it out)

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Old 01-03-2005, 02:55 PM   #8
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I use both and find cfdisk rather more comprehensive and easy to use. Iwould even call it GUI partitioner
 
Old 01-03-2005, 03:15 PM   #9
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Fedora doesn't have cfdisk installed by default. It's probably a matter of what you have gotten used to working with. I have no problem with fdisk, cfdisk, sfdisk or parted but I use fdisk mostly. If you really want GUI then I guess qtparted is the way to go.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 03:22 PM   #10
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Re: help formatting

Quote:
Originally posted by Tinku
In trying to install gentoo on my linux box,I was going thru the following steps

# mke2fs -j /dev/hda1

it returned the following error

mke2fs 1.34 (25-Jul-2003)
/dev/hda1: Invalid argument passed to ext2 library while setting up superblock

Can some one help plz?
I do not see any mentioning about Fedora from this post. And according to him he uses SUSE. I used suse 9.1 pro before slack and i had cfdisk. Moreover, you probably misunderstood.... I didn't say I wanted gui partitioner, but cfdisk LOOKS AS gui partitioner
Sorry if I was unclear..
 
Old 01-03-2005, 03:29 PM   #11
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I seem not to have cfdisk installed and never have used it, so it may be easier. What leads you to believe it is simpler and easier to use? (I'm too late in my schedule today to google it out)
fancypiper does
 
Old 01-03-2005, 03:37 PM   #12
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Again unclear who do you address the question to.....But anyway, here
http://ceu.fi.udc.es/docs/debian-use....0/node23.html
 
Old 01-03-2005, 04:06 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by homey
fancypiper does
I do?

Code:
Mon Jan 03 04:02 PM fancy@tinwhistle ~ $ locate cfdisk
Mon Jan 03 04:02 PM fancy@tinwhistle ~ $
I can't find it and haven't ever used it, so I doubt that it's my favorite...

I probably have it on my Knoppix, but I never have used it. I got used to using fdisk in 1999 and haven't really found it lacking. It does what I need it to do, quickly and easily.

Last edited by fancypiper; 01-03-2005 at 04:11 PM.
 
Old 01-03-2005, 04:10 PM   #14
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Re: Re: help formatting

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Originally posted by SlackerLX
I do not see any mentioning about Fedora from this post. And according to him he uses SUSE. I used suse 9.1 pro before slack and i had cfdisk. Moreover, you probably misunderstood.... I didn't say I wanted gui partitioner, but cfdisk LOOKS AS gui partitioner
Sorry if I was unclear..
Well, I use Fedora, the original poster is using SuSE.

You mean cfdisk acts sort of like the file manager portion (which I feel crippled without in Linux) of the midnight commander suite compared to ls?
 
Old 01-03-2005, 04:14 PM   #15
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Yes. I'd say simplified version of FreeBSD partitioner. I find it quite nice!
 
  


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