mke2fs refuses to work on a partition > 2Gb

Vladimir Volovich (
Mon, 06 Jan 1997 01:48:46 -0300


I'm sorry for not closely kernel-related question.
When I tried to mke2fs on a partition which was > 2048Mb,
I've got lots of warnings on the stage of writing
inode tables:

Warning: could not write 1 blocks starting at 2556174 for inode table:
No such file or directory

I tried to use different options with mke2fs. In all cases,
these warnings were present.
I use IDE hard drive (WDC AC33100).
(I was told that this not happens on SCSI drives,
which sounds a little bit strange).

With best regards, Vladimir.