Problem With Drive

  • I have a USB STICK inserted into my USB drive. When I go to "Create File System", I ask it to "Create A File System, it starts up. When it get's done this comes up "Failed to execute command 'export PATH=/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin; export LANG=C.UTF-8; mkfs -V -t ext4 -b 4096 -m 0 -E lazy_itable_init=0,lazy_journal_init=0 -L 'DVRStorage' '/dev/sda1' 2>&1' with exit code '1': mke2fs 1.44.5 (15-Dec-2018) /dev/sda1 is apparently in use by the system; will not make a filesystem here!". I hit close and then the other window tells me "The Operation has completed successfully". I know that is true, because there is no device listing. So what is wrong here?



  • /dev/sda1 is apparently in use by the system; will not make a filesystem here!"

    The error message says that you have the operating system on that drive.

    OS drive and data drives must be separate drives, can you post a list of your drives?

  • The translation is really good.

    197 posts here, some of them in German and I've only had problems a couple of times. I see the forum in my language, I only translate my answers.Google works. ;)

    Okay, so if I reformat the HD, then I should be able to set it up then correct?

    I am assuming this USB drive was not inserted when OMV was installed. Then it should work.

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