I have an old Fedora 8 server running on instance store. I just built a Fedora 12 server that is on EBS. Now I know this may be redundant since my new Fedora 12 instance is on EBS, I would like for my web application to run on an EBS volume that I wish to mount to my new Fedora 12 instance.

I created a new 10 GB volume through Elasticfox. Then attached it to my Fedora 12 instance and set the device to be /dev/sdh.

Now when I SSH into my Fedora 12 instance, I run the following to partition this new volume:

mkfs.xfs /dev/sdh

And I get this error:

Cannot stat /dev/sda2: No such file or directory

Now if I do the exact same steps above on my old Fedora 8 instance on instance store, it all works fine.

My question is what am I doing wrong? Can I even attach a EBS volume to an instance that is already running on EBS?

I really appreciate the help.


1 Answer 1


did you partitioned it by fdisk? user 'fdisk -l' to check all drives in the system. find your new drive then 'fdisk /dev/sdX' where 'X' is letter for your new drive. check this for info about partitioning: http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Partition/fdisk_partitioning.html

  • I did not use fdisk. Not sure why I need to use that when mkfs worked in the past. But will certainly try at this point. THX!
    – AAC
    Jan 26, 2011 at 18:15

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