I am trying to create two partitions on my 8G scandisk microsd card - one is a FAT32 and the other one is ext3, using ubuntu oneric. I need this for it to act as a boot disk for my Beagle Board. I have checked lots of posts and am basically following the instructions at:
But no matter what I do, the creation of ext3 file system always fails.
sudo mkfs.ext3 does not seem to work properly. I am never able to mount
the ext3 partition, I always get an error saying "unable to mount could be a bad bock
or superblock or bad file system ... etc"
So then I tried using Gparted to format the whole drive as FAT32. that works.
But if I try to format the whole drive as ext3, gparted reports an error at
the file system creation stage.
create new ext3 file system 00:00:05 ( ERROR ) mkfs.ext3 -L "" /dev/mmcblk0p1 Filesystem label=
OS type: Linux
Block size=4096 (log=2)
Fragment size=4096 (log=2)
Stride=0 blocks, Stripe width=0 blocks
32768 inodes, 131072 blocks
6553 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user
First data block=0
Maximum filesystem blocks=134217728
4 block groups
32768 blocks per group, 32768 fragments per group
8192 inodes per group
Superblock backups stored on blocks:
Writing inode tables: done
Creating journal (4096 blocks): done
Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information: done
This filesystem will be automatically checked every 27 mounts or
180 days, whichever comes first. Use tune2fs -c or -i to override.
mke2fs 1.41.14 (22-Dec-2010)
Warning, had trouble writing out superblocks.I then tried various size ext3 partitions using Gparted, it does not work either.
But FAT32 is perfect..
Any ideas what could be wrong??