[oclug] Cannont make 100 GB ext2 filesystem
willy at debian.org
Mon Jun 16 07:30:09 EDT 2003
On Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 12:46:16AM -0400, Brett Delmage wrote:
> First time I did this, mke2fs ran for a while then stopped.
> Looks like same right now, except it only got to
> Writing inode table: 211/746
> before it hung. Drive light is on solid. I think last time it was 400+
> I already formatted a boot filesystem of 16 MB and a few 10 GB paritions,
> which ran very quickly.
> This could be a 'drive issue' I just installed this drive as an ATA slave
> and it is fresh from the store.
> Any thoughts on how to isolate? Is it unreasonable to create a 100 GB
> ext2? I need to be able to read/write from Windows. I didn't really want
> to create a 100 GB fat32 filesystem (did I?!)
People are creating TB+ ext2 filesystems; I doubt this is a filesystem
issue. Try the SMART tools on your new drive ("apt-get install
smartsuite" on debian; other systems may vary)
You may wish to consider ext3; fscking 100GB is painful.
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