Bug 61067 - mkfs.minix can't make minix v2 filesystems
mkfs.minix can't make minix v2 filesystems
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Elliot Lee
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-03-12 18:14 EST by Matthew Kirkwood
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:40 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-04-18 05:52:46 EDT
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Description Matthew Kirkwood 2002-03-12 18:14:09 EST
mkfs.minix was not compiled with minix v2 support.
Run "mkfs.minix -v /dev/sdb6" (well, probably wiser not to), and
you will receive "mkfs.minix: not compiled with minix v2 support".

The mkfs.minix from debian testing can make v2 filesystems which
the (well, my 2.5.6) kernel is happy to mount.

It appears that fsck.minix doesn't understand v2 either.  Given a
v2 filesystem, it complains "fsck.minix: bad magic number in super-block"
Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2002-03-27 14:01:03 EST
Can you try the package in Skipjack or rawhide?

As far as I can tell, HAVE_MINIX2 should be working fine there.

Comment 2 Matthew Kirkwood 2002-04-18 05:52:41 EDT
Sorry for the delay, it does seem fine in Skipjack.

Thanks a lot.

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