Sorry for the long delay before replying. I had to go to the beach and enjoy the sun for some days (yep, I have no saying in that)
Anyway, I have executed both commands you have given me and afterwards rebooted the server.
So, I created the partition again however if I now run my mkfs command I get the following error:
Invalid argument passed to ext2 library while setting up superblock
That on itself is also weird cause I run this command:
mkfs -t ext3 /dev/sdb1
This is how my sdb drive looks:
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 91201 732572001 5 Extended
I did some searching for the error and I find mostly some weird chinese websites which are of no use but I also found this:
I dont understand that though, as I only have one partition as extended only allows one. So how can it not allow more than one if I only have one?
I am really sorry that this just keeps on going and I hope you are still willing to share your knowledge with me about all this. It is truly very much appreciated