I installed a 36 gigabyte hard drive and formatted it ext2. While copying
files (moving files from drive to another using the file manager drag and
drop) to the 36 gig drive the "gmc" (file manager) crashed. When I
restarted the "gmc" restarted it showed that all the directories on the 36
gigabyte had disappeared (about 2 gig of data). All that remained was a
directory of the name 126.96.36.199.0??? I restarted the system and ran fsck. By
the time fsck was done reporting "dead/bad blocks" and other information
messages the drive was rendered clean (i.e. empty). I reformatted the
Is there a problem with ext2 and large disk drives. The drive addressing
was set for LBA.
*** Bug 7586 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 7529 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 7596 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Are you using ext2 or fat32 on the partitions?
Assigned to dledford