Subject: Re: mke2fs Hangs
From: Ed Jaeger (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Feb 29 2000 - 13:35:49 MST
1) If it's a big partition it can take some time;
2) The -c checks for bad sectors - if there's a bad area on the disk it
trys several times, and can take _forever_ to finish, as it keeps
resetting the drive, etc.
Can you determine if the disk is seeking? As long as you can switch
consoles I's suggest letting it finish.
> I've set up partitions (/, /usr, /var, /home, /usr/local) and mke2fs hangs
> while formatting and making the filesystem. It looks like the install is
> still running because I can switch consoles and the cursor blinks; the
> installer has been displaying "Making ext2 filesystem on /dev/sdb5..." for
> about an hour. On its last line, the log console (?) (command-F3) says:
> * running: /usr/bin/mak2fs mke2fs /tmp/sdb5 -c
> Any suggestions?
-- Ed Jaeger, CFO, Bohlender Graebener Corporation email@example.com http://www.bgcorp.com --- "Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right."
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