You think you are smart when you run
sudo mkfs -j -t ext3 /dev/sdb1? But you’re not. Look what happens:
mke2fs 1.41.11 (14-Mar-2010)
OS type: Linux
It’s still same old
mke2fs, also known as “make me extN”. Quick look at
man mkfs says that what I really want is
mkfs.xfs. Only, I don’t have what I want.
How does one get what they want on Ubuntu? Ask apt-get. The question is what to ask. It’s not like I can say
sudo apt-get install mkfs.xfs, can I? One can dream… How about
sudo apt-get install xfs, it looks like an obvious choice? And it does install!
Spoiler: don’t trust obvious choices.
mkfs.xfs. So, what did we get?
xfs(1): X font server
So, google it!
However opensource and free it is, every time I type in a search engine ‘Download <something>’, I feel like I’m cheating. anyway, the first link goes here
sudo apt-get install xfsprogs… Finally.
sudo mkfs.xfs /dev/sdb1
mkfs.xfs: /dev/sdb1 appears to contain an existing filesystem (ext3).
mkfs.xfs: Use the -f option to force overwrite.
Yeah, tell me about it — I’ve already formatted to ext3, remember?
sudo mkfs.xfs -f /dev/sdb1
sudo mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt
/dev/sdb1 xfs 1039392 4256 1035136 1% /mnt
Need to remove the wrong XFS. X font server, my goodness.