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Old 03-04-2003, 04:10 PM   #1
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Question mke2fs

I recently tried to install Linux Mandrake 7.1 onto a brand new computer. When the installer got to the part where it partitions your hard drive, it first told me that it "Could not read partition table." It did let me partition the drive, though, and successfully created new partitions. However, when it went to format the partitions, it told me very unspecifically "Error creating filesystem."
What should I do? Any help would be really appreciated.
Old 03-04-2003, 04:23 PM   #2
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Well if you have partitions created, all you would need to do is format and create the filesystem with the mke2fs command.

Say you have an empty partition on your first hard drive and its /dev/hda8

You would do something like this:

mke2fs /dev/hda8

What is your output of fdisk -l which will give you a list of all your partitions ?
Old 03-04-2003, 06:54 PM   #3
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I booted up with a rescue disk and created partitions on /dev/hda (my hard drive)... but the rescue disk seemed to not have mke2fs for some reason because it told me (bash mke2fs: unknown command
I have three empty, unformatted partitions on the drive right now, plus a swap partition.
The Mandrake installer still can't read the partition table. =/


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