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Format ext3 hard drives


I am using the netinst to install Debian. I have one hard drive of
160GB and 2 hard drives of 2TB. Each hard drive has a ext3 partition
for the whole drive. I used ext3 instead of ext4, because that is the
default value in Squeeze.

The netinst is creating the ext3 partitions but it is taking for ever.
I think it has done the 160GB partition and now it is doing the 2TB
partition. The progress bar has shown 33% of the process for 2 hours.
Is this normal? Does it take so long to format a 2TB partition. I
would expect that the progress bar should move with the time.


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