Bob Goodwin wrote: > Now I'm in deeper trouble! > > I thought I would simply use fdisk to rewrite the partition on /dev/sdb > which it happily did. But now when I do mkfs -t ext3 /dev/sdb1 it > protests > that "/dev/sdb1 is apparently in use by the system; will not make a > filesystem here!" > > umount /dev/sdb1 says it's not mounted? > > Now I'm stuck. The simplest thing would be to reinstall the system but > bandwidth for updates is killing me. Wildblue is a satellite service and > I'm limited to 17 Gigs/30 days. I hate to keep burning up my bw. > > How can I access /dev/sdb1. I have no rescue disk, installed from the > live cd. > > Bob > The reason it shows as being in use is because you have an active logical group on it. You have to deactivate VolGroup01/LogVol02 before you can do anything else with /dev/sdb1. You can use Logical Volume Management to do this as well. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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