Re: mke2fs problems

Subject: Re: mke2fs problems
From: Randall Perry (
Date: Wed Feb 07 2001 - 19:11:20 MST

on 2/7/01 11:55 AM, Hollis R Blanchard at wrote:

> 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
> partition.
> -Hollis
Thanks for your help, I got it to work.

Randy Perry

Mac Consulting/Sales

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