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Old 07-01-2010, 02:06 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Problems with creation of filesystem

I'm installing a new machine for a friend of mine.

It's the first time that I am not allowed to create a filesystem.

I'm used to create partitions with cfdisk and a mkfs, both from a Live-CD because I previously had the same error within the debian stable installer on another machine more than once.
That had worked until I tried it on this machine ...

On this machine even a previously made filesystem was not accepted by the debian testing installer DVD.

Today I tried to make filesystems on two different partitions.
sudo mkfs.ext3 told me that the partition would be in use which sounds stupid to me.
Considering the NTFS Partition I was missing a proper command.
There was no mkfs-like command available for NTFS

Thanks for reply

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Old 07-01-2010, 03:20 PM   #2
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In Fedora-13, the package that provides mkfs.ntfs is ntfsprogs
Old 07-01-2010, 03:55 PM   #3
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I am actually not so firm with fdisk command(s) anymore because of using gparted mostly
partition would be in use
would (perhaps) say that these partitions are mounted. See man df , fdisk (-l) or /etc/mounts for it.

Some utilities only work when the partition is kept u(n)mount(ed) (man umount).

It sounds a little confusing that work can be done one something that is not mount(ed).

Pretty sure that could be the case here.



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