Not able to mke2fs on new disk partition

KEVIN ZEMBOWER KZEMBOWER at jhuccp.org
Thu Nov 21 11:55:01 CST 2002


I'm trying to add disk capacity to my PowerEdge 2300 running SuSE 7.1. I've previously added a third hard disk to the chassis, and have been using parts of it successfully for a while now. This is not in a RAID array, just three separate disks.

I can successfully partition some of the remaining free space on the disk, but can't run mke2fs on it:

centernet:/ # cfdisk -Ps /dev/sdc
Partition Table for /dev/sdc

            First    Last
 # Type     Sector   Sector   Offset  Length   Filesystem Type (ID)   Flags
-- ------- -------- --------- ------ --------- ---------------------- ---------
 1 Primary        0  8401994      63  8401995  Linux (83)             None (00)
 2 Primary  8401995  9815714       0  1413720  Extended (05)          None (00)
 5 Logical  8401995  9815714      63  1413720  Linux swap (82)        None (00)
 3 Primary  9815715 15679439       0  5863725  Linux (83)             None (00)
   Primary 15679440 35551844       0 19872405  Free Space             None (00)
centernet:/ # mke2fs /dev/sdc3
mke2fs 1.19, 13-Jul-2000 for EXT2 FS 0.5b, 95/08/09
mke2fs: No such device or address while trying to determine filesystem size
centernet:/ # mke2fs /dev/sdc3 2931862 
mke2fs 1.19, 13-Jul-2000 for EXT2 FS 0.5b, 95/08/09
mke2fs: No such device or address while trying to determine filesystem size
centernet:/ # ls -l /dev/sdc3
brw-rw----    1 root     disk       8,  35 Jan 19  2001 /dev/sdc3

Am I overlooking something simple? In SuSE 7.1, there's a MAKEDEV.ide, but no general MAKEDEV script. Do I need one?

Thanks for your time and suggestions.

-Kevin Zembower



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E. Kevin Zembower
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