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    Re: [solved with recent e2fsck] external usb disk won't mount, error

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    test$ sudo badblocks -b 4096 -p 2 -c 16384 -s /dev/sdc1
    Checking for bad blocks (read-only test): done
    Checking for bad blocks (read-only test): done
    test$
    No errors reported after almost two days of sustained activity. Next time I try something like this I must time it to see how long it actually takes. I have disconnected the drive and powered it down for now. It will be moved reconnected to my 10.04 Lucid machine for partitioning and formatting.

    What partition tool to use? parted on 8.04 Hardy can't make EXT3. I know I want to use a recent version of mke2fs. Theodore Ts'o released e2fsprogs 1.42 a couple weeks ago.

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    lsb_release -dc; parted --version; mke2fs -V
    Description:  Ubuntu 11.10
    Codename:    oneric
    parted (GNU parted) 2.3
    (... copyright blah, blah ...)
    mke2fs 1.41.14 (22-Dec-2010)
        Using EXT2FS Library version 1.41.14

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    Re: [solved with recent e2fsck] external usb disk won't mount, error

    I have always used gparted for this kind of thing. Just easier to see what's going on in the gui format. Bear in mind, though, that if you are trying to access it with an older system, the older system may not see ext4, and certainly won't see btrfs, even though those options are available on current systems. If you use a newer system, it should be able to copy from one drive to another, so you could of course copy from ext2 to ext4 using a system that supports ext4.
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    Re: [solved with recent e2fsck] external usb disk won't mount, error

    I've like the Parted Magic Live (USB stick) ever since I found. It uses the latest Gparted, but has other useful tools including the GUI front end for smartmontools.

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    Re: [solved with recent e2fsck] external usb disk won't mount, error

    Quote Originally Posted by doctordruidphd
    Bear in mind, though, that if you are trying to access it with an older system, the older system may not see ext4
    That's why I'm using EXT3.

    Just thought of something else though. I've always used DOS partition tables even though I know there are other options. Since I no longer maintain any DOS or Win9x machines it doesn't make sense to worry about backward compatibility (they can't see a 2TB partition anyway :P ). Is there something better, or should I stick with what I know?

    Grrr ... my Lucid machine won't boot now! Somehow the CMOS has been reset or something

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