Re: mke2fs problems

Subject: Re: mke2fs problems
From: Hollis R Blanchard (
Date: Wed Feb 07 2001 - 09:55:51 MST

On Wed, 7 Feb 2001, Randall Perry wrote:
> >
> >> [root@ftp /opt]# mount -t ext2 /dev/hda5 /main
> >> mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda5,
> >> or too many mounted file systems
> >
> > Did you mke2fs /dev/hda5? Regardless of the partition type, there may not
> > be a filesystem there.
> Thanks. I figured that out myself. Though I was unable to create a
> filesystem the same size as the partition (6G). Is there any limit on
> filesystem size in 2.2 kernels?

If there is it's certainly significantly greater than 6GB.

What do you mean "unable to create one the same size as the partition"? Just
mke2fs it. It will create a filesystem, and that filesystem will fill that


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