So I have a 300 gig hard drive from an old external hard drive I put together. I just turned one of my old computers into an Ubuntu server. Anyways, it was initially formatted as a NTFS. I want to reformat it as ext3.
So I ran the following in command prompt:
and the following was outputted from terminal:
sudo mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdb1
It fails to create the filesystem. Has anyone experienced this before. Also I ran badblocks on the whole drive and it didn't return any errors or bad blocks.
mke2fs 1.40.8 (13-Mar-2008)
OS type: Linux
Block size=4096 (log=2)
Fragment size=4096 (log=2)
18317312 inodes, 73258400 blocks
3662920 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user
First data block=0
Maximum filesystem blocks=0
2236 block groups
32768 blocks per group, 32768 fragments per group
8192 inodes per group
Superblock backups stored on blocks:
32768, 98304, 163840, 229376, 294912, 819200, 884736, 1605632, 2654208,
4096000, 7962624, 11239424, 20480000, 23887872, 71663616
Writing inode tables: done
ext2fs_mkdir: Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read while creating root dir
Any help would greatly be appreciated.