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Re: disk partitions on that aren't recognized by mkfs + parted



I get the same error with mk2efs -j /dev/sdi1

mke2fs 1.39 (29-May-2006)
/dev/sdi1 is apparently in use by the system; will not make a filesystem
here!


On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 8:50 AM, raj sourabh <rajsourabh1 gmail com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Did you try using fdisk for partition? and the use partprobe.
>
> eg. #fdisk /dev/sdi
>     # partprobe
>     #mke2fs -j /dev/sdiX
>
> I hope this would help.
>
> Regards,
>
> Raj
>
>
>
> On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 4:29 PM, Doll, Margaret Ann
> <margaret_doll brown edu>wrote:
>
> > In this particular case, I have rebooted the system many times and am
> > unable
> > to get mkfs to work.  The disk partitions are also not on the same disk
> as
> > /.  How do I get the disk partitions to work with mkfs?
> >
> > On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 8:25 AM, Corey Kovacs <corey kovacs gmail com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Important to note
> > >
> > > 1. It's not often / is repartitioned.
> > > 2. This isn't a problem unique to RHEL.
> > >
> > > C
> > >
> > > Sent from my iPod
> > >
> > > On May 5, 2011, at 8:14 AM, "Marti, Robert" <RJM002 shsu edu> wrote:
> > >
> > > > A reboot is required if you change partitions on the same disk that
> > > houses /.
> > > >
> > > > On May 5, 2011, at 6:41, "Stainforth, Matthew (SD/DS)" <
> > > Matthew Stainforth gnb ca> wrote:
> > > >
> > > >>> the default behavior for RHEL6 but I am not sure when or IF it
> > > >>> actually hit RHEL5. Sounds like it might have. In RHEL6 a reboot is
> > > >>> simply a requirement, full stop.
> > > >>
> > > >> In RHEL6 a reboot is required between repartitioning and mkfs'ing?
> >  What
> > > a sad thing if true.
> > > >>
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