[BusyBox 0001092]: mkfs.ext3 errors.

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Fri Nov 17 01:19:37 UTC 2006


A NOTE has been added to this issue. 
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http://busybox.net/bugs/view.php?id=1092 
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Reported By:                giffordj
Assigned To:                BusyBox
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Project:                    BusyBox
Issue ID:                   1092
Category:                   Documentation
Reproducibility:            always
Severity:                   block
Priority:                   normal
Status:                     assigned
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Date Submitted:             11-16-2006 14:28 PST
Last Modified:              11-16-2006 17:19 PST
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Summary:                    mkfs.ext3 errors.
Description: 
When using mkfs.ext3, get several errors. Could not create journal, Could
not determine if /dev/hda1 is mounted

Actual dump of errors
mkfs.ext3 /dev/hda1
mke2fs 1.38 (30-Jun-2005)
mkfs.ext3: Could not determine if /dev/hda1 is mounted
Filesystem label=
OS type: Linux
Block size=4096 (log=2)
Fragment size=4096 (log=2)
1221600 inodes, 2441494 blocks
122074 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user
First data block=0
75 block groups
32768 blocks per group, 32768 fragments per group
16288 inodes per group
Superblock backups stored on blocks:
        32768, 98304, 163840, 229376, 294912, 819200, 884736, 1605632
Writing inode tables: done
Creating journal (32768 blocks): mkfs.ext3: Could not create journal

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
 rockeychu - 11-16-06 17:19  
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I got the same problem before. It seems that you has not /etc/mtab. Just
use following cmd, and it's OK:
    touch /etc/mtab 

Issue History 
Date Modified   Username       Field                    Change               
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11-16-06 14:28  giffordj       New Issue                                    
11-16-06 14:28  giffordj       Status                   new => assigned     
11-16-06 14:28  giffordj       Assigned To               => BusyBox         
11-16-06 17:19  rockeychu      Note Added: 0001742                          
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