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December 28, 2011, at 06:28 PM by Hoyt -- add re-format info
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Currently, the only solution is to re-format the drive with an inode size of 128 or format the drive as NTFS.

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Currently, the only solution is to re-format the drive with an inode size of 128 or format the drive as NTFS.

To re-format:

mke2fs -v -I 128 -j /dev/sdX1

December 28, 2011, at 06:18 PM by Hoyt --
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Currently, the only solution is to re-format the drive with an inode size of 128 or format the drives as NTFS.

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Currently, the only solution is to re-format the drive with an inode size of 128 or format the drive as NTFS.

December 28, 2011, at 06:17 PM by Hoyt --
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The Seagate FreeAgent external USB drives and other large external USB drives, when formatted as EXT3?, will not be mounted if they have an inode size of 256. You can check the inode size of a drive by mounting it on another Linux computer and running

  1. dumpe2fs -h /dev/sda1|grep Inode
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The Seagate FreeAgent external USB drives and other large external USB drives, when formatted as EXT3?, will not be mounted if they have an inode size of 256. You can check the inode size of a drive by mounting it on another Linux computer and running as root:

 dumpe2fs -h /dev/sda1|grep Inode
December 28, 2011, at 06:16 PM by Hoyt -- problems mounting large USB external drives
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The Seagate FreeAgent external USB drives and other large external USB drives, when formatted as EXT3?, will not be mounted if they have an inode size of 256. You can check the inode size of a drive by mounting it on another Linux computer and running

  1. dumpe2fs -h /dev/sda1|grep Inode

Currently, the only solution is to re-format the drive with an inode size of 128 or format the drives as NTFS.

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