Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 16380
Can't mkfs on partitions > 8 (mkswaps fails, too)
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:57 EDT
Probably related to 14490 as well. I can create partitions (total number
fewer than 8) with
fdisk, but can't mkfs or mkswap on hda9 or above. Errors follow.
# mkfs /dev/hda9
mke2fs 1.18, 11-Nov-1999 for EXT2 FS 0.5b, 95/08/09
/dev/hda9: Invalid argument passed to ext2 library while setting up
# mkswap /dev/hda9
mkswap: error: swap area needs to be at least 40kB
Usage: mkswap [-c] [-v0|-v1] [-pPAGESZ] /dev/name [blocks]
Never mind... operator error, mostly. But it shouldn't have worked as well as
it did - I had labeled /dev/hda7 as my swap partition and was trying to mount it
again as a real partition, which actually worked, but didn't give me whole size
of the real partition. Whatever. It ain't a bug.