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Re: 8 GB Flash drive formatted at 3.7 GB



On 12/20/2009 02:29 PM, Marcel Rieux wrote:
> 
> Now that i know it's a 4GB drive, I wouldn't format it ext3, but since
> it's already formatted ext3 and I don't plan to use it  to exchange
> data, I'll leave it as it is.
> 
> But, as I said. I still have this problem:
> 
> e2fsck -c /dev/sdb
> e2fsck 1.41.9 (22-Aug-2009)
> e2fsck: Superblock invalid, trying backup blocks...
> e2fsck: Bad magic number in super-block while trying to open /dev/sdb
> 
> The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2
> filesystem.  If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2
> filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock
> is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate
> superblock: e2fsck -b 8193 <device>
> 
Dumb question - did you format /dev/sdb or /dev/sdb1? I remember you
saying you have a partition on the drive, so I suspect you will have
better luck running "e2fsck -c /dev/sdb1".

Mikkel
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