[ale] partitioning

Alex LeDonne aledonne.listmail at gmail.com
Fri Jul 13 11:40:50 EDT 2007

On 7/13/07, Paul Cartwright <paul_tbot at pcartwright.com> wrote:
> On Friday 13 July 2007 10:33:35 am James Sumners wrote:
> > I prefer "cfdisk". It's much easier to use. Or, you could use
> > something like QtParted (http://qtparted.sourceforge.net/) if you want
> > to create partitions with your mouse.
> I just used cfdisk, and it showed my drive, and it showed the partition as
> Linux ( not ext2 or ext3)
> when I tried to mount it, I get an error:
> Paulspc:/etc # mount -t ext3 /dev/sdf5 /media/backup
> mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdf5,
>        missing codepage or other error
>        In some cases useful info is found in syslog - try
>        dmesg | tail  or so

Once you have a partition, you must make a file system (i.e. mkfs) on it.


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