Bug 75551 - mkswap only formatted 128K
mkswap only formatted 128K
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: 2002-10-09 16:46 EDT by Gene Czarcinski
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:47 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-10-10 10:10:03 EDT
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Description Gene Czarcinski 2002-10-09 16:46:34 EDT
Description of Problem:
I recently purchased a new MaxStor model 6Y080L0 80GB ide drive and installed it
as /dev/hdc.  One interesting part is that the drive did NOT come up in LBA32
mode.  Instead, fdisk -l reports a geometry of 16 heads, 63 sectors, 158816
cylinders.  This seems to work OK and I was even able to install and run a
system in /dev/hdc1 which allocated:
   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdc1   *         1      8127   4095976+  83  Linux
/dev/hdc2          8128     10159   1024128   82  Linux swap

As you can see, hdc2 is a swap area.  I tried to format it with mkswap using the
   mkswap -c /dev/hdc2
but it reported that it formatted only 131072 (128K).  I tried this several
times but it repeated.  I then tried specifying a size:
   mkswap -c /dev/hdc2 512
This did nothing.

I then used parted to format the swap area and it did the full 1GB.  After that,
I tried mkswap again and it now reported the full 1048576.

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How Reproducible:
yes, but not after I formatted with parted
Comment 1 Gene Czarcinski 2002-10-10 10:09:56 EDT
I had to rebuild the disk.  This time mkswap worked OK.

I am not sure how repeatable this will be and would understand this being closed
Comment 2 Elliot Lee 2002-10-13 12:02:03 EDT
Done. :)

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