I am trying to format a 8GB SDcard.
I have created a 2GB partition using fdisk.
When i try to do a mkfs.ext on it i get the following messages:
What could be wrong?
I have tried with quite a few versions of mkfs.ext3, but without any success.
I have also tried with different partition sizes without success.
What is the highest partition size mkfs.ext3 supports?
# mkfs.ext3 /dev/mmcblk1p2
mke2fs 1.41.4 (27-Jan-2009)
ext2fs_check_if_mount: No such file or directory while determining whether /dev/mmcblk1p2 is mounted.
OS type: Linux
Block size=4096 (log=2)
Fragment size=4096 (log=2)
497760 inodes, 1990912 blocks
99545 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user
First data block=0
Maximum filesystem blocks=2042626048
61 block groups
32768 blocks per group, 32768 fragments per group
8160 inodes per group
Superblock backups stored on blocks:
32768, 98304, 163840, 229376, 294912, 819200, 884736, 1605632
Writing inode tables: done
Creating journal (32768 blocks): mkfs.ext3: No such file or directory
while trying to create journal
# df -h
...return? Is the device already mounted?
If so, you will need to unmount before running mkfs...
# umount /MOUNT/POINT
Also, you'll need to check the disk for an existing partition table. Run...
# fdisk -l
...to see what's on the device (assuming of course that the OS has detected the device in the first place).
Re Max Partition Size
This depends upon the block size specified.
Hope this helps.
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