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    Default GParted Does Not Allow Me To Make Ext2 File System! Help

    I got USB set as local disk. I used GParted to split my USB into two partitions, the first is FAT32 & the second is Ext2.

    FAT32 =~ 9 GB
    EXT2 should be around 7 GB

    USB size is 16 GB

    FAT32 is set properly, but ext2 can be applied!

    After i follow all the steps to make ext2 & click apply, the file system fails & shows as unknown. I checked the details, it says:

    Unable to detect file system! Possible reasons are:
    The file system us damaged
    The file is unknown to GParted
    There is no file system available(unformatted)

    FAT32 is set as primary partition as well as EXT2. If i choose Extended, it works but no file system can be specified, i want it ex2 so i can save changes for BT3...BT3 not yet installed in FAT32

    Note: i'm booting GParted from live CD. My OS is Vista...

    Any idea how to fix it?

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    If i remember correct i had a similar problem some time ago.
    I don't know what the error was exactly but i used fdisk instead and everything worked.

    Maybe you should also try fdisk instead of gparted.

    Edit: Thorn is correct , use mkfs.ex2
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    mkfs is the tool for creating an ext2/ext3 filesystem on a parition. man mkfs.ex2 for help on ex2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorn View Post
    mkfs is the tool for creating an ext2/ext3 filesystem on a parition. man mkfs.ex2 for help on ex2.
    hm, i'm running Vista though...I will google it

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    gparted? on vista?

    First, download the gparted live cd, do it from there. BT has issues with gparted.

    Report then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gromeo View Post
    gparted? on vista?

    First, download the gparted live cd, do it from there. BT has issues with gparted.

    Report then.
    You should have read his first post in detail

    Note: i'm booting GParted from live CD. My OS is Vista...
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    Quote Originally Posted by f.ben.isaac View Post
    hm, i'm running Vista though...I will google it
    You're running gparted on Vista? I'm not sure how you're doing that. In fact, the question makes my head hurt.

    Quote Originally Posted by gromeo View Post
    gparted? on vista?

    First, download the gparted live cd, do it from there. BT has issues with gparted.

    Report then.
    What he said. Alternately, boot into a BT3 Live CD and run mkfs.ex2 from a console.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorn View Post
    You're running gparted on Vista? I'm not sure how you're doing that. In fact, the question makes my head hurt.

    What he said. Alternately, boot into a BT3 Live CD and run mkfs.ex2 from a console.
    Alternately, boot into a BT3 Live CD and run mkfs.ex2 from a console...

    Thats what i was looking for...

    THX

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