System hang on IDE drive mkfs

Frank Sweetser (
Fri, 2 May 1997 00:23:49 -0400

==> Regarding System hang on IDE drive mkfs; Don Fisher <> adds:

dfisher> Hi, I purchased a Quantum bigfoot 6GB ide disk drive. I fdisked
dfisher> it to one partition equal to the disk size. Fdisk claims the
dfisher> drive has 15 heads, 63 sectors and 13446 cylinders which I believe
dfisher> is correct. When I try to make a file system on the drive, the
dfisher> following error occurs-

What version of mke2fs are you running? IIRC, earlier versions
had problems with filesystems over 2G. Try getting 1.10 from and see what happens..

Frank Sweetser
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