Re: System hang on IDE drive mkfs

Alan Cox (
Sat, 3 May 1997 16:32:01 +0100 (BST)

> 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..

The old mke2fs can indeed not create file systems over 2Gb however a
busy status from the disk like that normally indicates its a device
in the "please return doorstop to vendor" category