Re: ramdisk problem 2.1.2[56]

Andrew E. Mileski (
Wed, 12 Feb 1997 20:07:23 -0500 (EST)

> When I attempt to build an ext2 filesystem on a ramdisk, mke2fs complains
> about not being able erase block 0. I am able to mount the file system
> but any file write operation on the mounted file system hangs. Is this a
> known problem? I am fairly sure that all of my pertinent libs etc. are at
> the correct levels. I see the same problem with 2.1.25 also.

It is a known problem, and the solution is to read the man page :-)
(The option you need to use is '-F')

Andrew E. Mileski
Linux Plug-and-Play Kernel Project
XFree86 Matrox Team