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    SubjectRe: Can't format hard disk
    On Fri, 29 May 1998, Mike A. Harris wrote:

    > I'm using 2.0.34pre14 and I am trying to format a 514M hard disk
    > with ext2.
    > I've created a single partition, and tried to format it, to no
    > avail. I then ran badblocks with write testing, and had no
    > problems. Once again I formatted, and it failed. Here is the
    > screen output from my badblocks command, and mke2fs.

    > Checking for bad blocks (read-only test): done
    > Block 0 in primary superblock/group descriptor area bad.
    > Blocks 0 through 2 must be good in order to build a filesystem.
    > Aborting....

    I've seen this error too, on my MO drive. It dissapeared
    when I formatted the disk with 1k block size...

    I don't have any clue as to what the reason was, but it
    did 'solve' the problem. Somebody have a clue (tytso)?

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