On 07/17/2009 02:06 PM, Gerard Hooton wrote:
> Hi all,
>> I have a 1TB usb external disk
> Writing inode tables (mkfs command) is taking forever , like hours.
> Is that to be expected?
>>>no. I created an ext3 file system on a 1TB drive only a few weeks ago,
and it just took a few minutes.
power problem? that's what I'd suggest for smaller drive where the drive
itself was powered by USB. can't think what would affect a 1TB drive,
though, which I presume has its own power supply.
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