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1 Juan Francisco Giordana June 11, 2007 at 2:11 am

Correction: At the beginning of the post you use /dev/hda5 and at the end /dev/sda5.

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2 nixCraft June 11, 2007 at 7:53 am

Thanks for the heads up. The post bas been updated.

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3 Gagan Brahmi September 11, 2007 at 4:09 pm

Hi,

I don’t want to make this post look wrong, but there can be another command for creating a ext3 file system.

The following is the same:-

mke2fs -j /dev/sda5

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4 daniel August 29, 2009 at 7:48 pm

“mke2fs -j /dev/sda5″ is correct. (id for etx3=83)
I want to know how to creat a qnx filesystem, id=50

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5 ss November 15, 2009 at 11:19 am

i cant understand the format watever u write in dis……………..

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6 TGB September 28, 2011 at 7:42 am

root@s1 [~]# mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdb1
mke2fs 1.39 (29-May-2006)
mkfs.ext3: No such device or address while trying to determine filesystem size

Why?

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7 abdulsalamkp December 7, 2012 at 9:18 am

its very helpful comments. :)

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8 Thijs January 21, 2013 at 9:48 pm

thanks!

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9 drcreazy February 17, 2014 at 8:47 am

Please add info or link to article how to make partitions.

In case if you try make file system on whole device:
sudo mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdb
You get “/dev/sdb is entire device, not just one partition!” message.

In this case you need make at least one partition:
sudo fdisk /dev/sdb

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