You'll know your mke2fs is old if it complains:
or you might have the older "Cannot allocate i-node..." problem.Quote:>"Unable to find a block for ...".
/pub/Linux/system/Filesystems/ext2.Quote:> The new release of the second extended file system support programs
>[...] should soon be moved to [sunsite.unc.edu:]
To help out folks installing Linux for the first time, I grabbed
e2fsprogs-0.3c.tar.gz from sunsite, compiled it (with gcc-2.4.5
and libc-4.4.1), and made a little floppy using the new binaries.
Then I copied the new binaries, man-pages, and the README onto it.
You may want to use this mke2fs and e2fsck instead of the older ones
which are probably in the SLS or MCC you grabbed a week or more ago.
I'm packing the files two ways. There's a gzipped tar
and a gzipped 360KB image of the little floppy.
If you don't have room to "untar" the tar.gz,
you can gunzip the little floppy onto a floppy (any size :-),
mount -t ext2 it in your second floppy drive,
and execute mke2fs directly from there. This may be easier and
safer than trying to make room on your ramdisk or boot/root floppy.
After fdisk, you might make a 100 MB filesystem on partition 2 this way:
mount -t ext2 /dev/fd1h360 /zlor
/zlor/mke2fs -tv /dev/hda2 100000
The files are
e2bin3c.tgz (the gzipped tarfile) and
e2bin3c.egz (the gzipped file system image)
in /pub/Linux/Incoming on sunsite and will move to
These files replace e2bbin.tgz and e2bbinfs.gz.
LSM entry follows.
Cameron in San Jose California
Title = The ext 2 fs support programs, precompiled
Version = 0.3c
Desc1 = dirdump displays a directory structure
Desc2 = e2fsck checks a file system consistency
Desc3 = mke2fs creates a file system
Desc4 = mklost+found re-creates the directory lost+found
Desc5 = tune2fs changes the parameters of a file system
Desc6 = The kit of 5 tools are compiled and packed 2 ways
Desc7 = for use during initial installs when compiler
Desc8 = is not yet available.
Desc9 = e2bin3c.tgz is a gzipped tarfile with executables and manpages.
Desc9 = e2bin3c.egz is a gzipped 360K ext2 file system image.
Desc10 = with the same files, for use with 2nd floppy drive etc.
Author = Remy Card
Maintainer = Cameron Spitzer
Site1 = sunsite.unc.edu
Path1 = /pub/Linux/system/Filesystems/ext2
File1 = e2bin3c.egz
FileSize3 = 33262 bytes
File1 = e2bin3c.tgz
FileSize3 = 32290 bytes
Required1 = should work with GCC or SLS boot/root diskette
Required2 = e2bin3c.egz requires 2nd floppy drive
CopyPolicy1 = Freely Restributable, Copyright by Remy Card
Keywords = Filesystem e2fs efs2 ext2 install precompiled
Entered = 03OCT93
EnteredBy = Cameron Spitzer