Re: mke2fs refuses to work on a partition > 2Gb

Jared Mauch (
Sun, 5 Jan 1997 18:07:02 -0500 (EST)

This is a problem with your libc, there were some where ll_seek
(if I recall correctly) didn't work properly.
You can built the ext2fs tools without the #define for
having ll_seek, and it will use it's own internal that will work.

- jared

Vladimir Volovich graced my mailbox with this long sought knowledge:
> Hi!
> 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.