Re: Unable to format 25GB partition

RHS Linux User (
Fri, 25 Jul 1997 17:41:00 -0500

> Hello, I'm having a good bit of trouble formatting a 25GB partition on a
> 128M PPro. I'm using 2.0.31-pre2 + Werner's July 22 patch.

Sorry, that wasn't very informative. The problem I am having is that the
format goes fine until the "Writing superblocks and accounting information"
part... it thrashes the disks for a while and then locks solid - can't
even switch Vts... no kernel errors get printed...

The "Writing inode tables" goes very smoothly with these two patches though
- much better than older kernels...

With that, can anybody suggest a place to start looking?


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