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mkfs command

Question asked by Niklas Molin on Dec 13, 2013
Latest reply on Jan 31, 2014 by Niklas Molin



I'm trying to use the mkfs.ext3 command on a sabre SD board (to format the 8GB flash).

My first question is how to get the mkfs.ext3 (or ext2 and ext4) into the image (using Yocto)

Right now I tried to include e2fsprogs in my local.conf (in CORE_IMAGE_EXTRA_INSTALL) plus the bb-file for the image (in this case core-image-base).

I could see that it included the mkfs.ext3 files in my build, but I found some in directory:


So I tried to use these ones.

The problem I see is that it takes forever to format the flash, after roughly 2 hours it has format half of the flash.

Anyone who has experience with this application?