mkfs takes very long time, how2 make it faster?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 04/03/2011 - 17:25

It is already 6 hours that I have started the command: mkfs -t ext3 -c -q /dev/sda1

It is a ATA SAMSUNG (sata 750 GB). How long does it take?

It is running under Debian 6 box i7 920 CPU with 8GB ram.

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