Re: [PARPORT] making ext2 fs on device

David Campbell (
Fri, 29 Jan 1999 17:05:26 +0800

Date sent: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 04:00:37 -0330 (NST)
From: Neil Zanella <>
To: linux-parport mailing list <>
Subject: [PARPORT] making ext2 fs on device

> Hello,
> I am trying to make a n ext2fs filesystem on a 100MB Zip disk on
> the Zip250 drive with the im0.18 module loaded.
> I am not getting good results:
> [> [root@river nzanella]# mke2fs /dev/sda
> Writing inode tables: done
> Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information: done

> [> [root@river nzanella]# mount -t ext2 /dev/sda4 /mnt/zip
> mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sda4,
> or too many mounted file systems

You created an EXT2FS on /dev/sda and then mount /dev/sda4. This
simply will not work.

You either partition /dev/sda (and create the /dev/sda4 partition),
run mkext2fs on /dev/sda4 and then mount it.


Run mkex2fs on /dev/sda and then mount /dev/sda (not /dev/sda4).

David Campbell

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