[CentOS] formatting large volume

Stephen Harris lists at spuddy.org
Wed Oct 15 18:34:37 UTC 2008

On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 11:13:08AM -0700, Craig White wrote:
> I did run into a snag that I don't fully understand while trying to make
> the filesystem though...
> # mke2fs -v -j -l 2TbVol /dev/VolGroup10/2TbVol

Were you trying to specify a label?  If so, use the -L option, not -l

Were you trying to specify a bad block list?  Why?  I'd be VERY surprised
if you need to do this.

So you either meant
  mke2fs -v -j /dev/VolGroup10/2TbVol
  mke2fs -v -j -L 2TbVol /dev/VolGroup10/2TbVol



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