If I use part magic 1.7 or Partitioning tool on LinuxMinut and I get the same results. I want to setup a partition for linux mint and the error message I get when I manuely partition is. The ext3 file system creation in partition #18 of SCSI1(0,1,0) (sdb) failed. Has anyone seen this before.
Are they all primary partitions? There is a maximum of 4 primary partitions allowed on a hard drive. If you are trying to create a 5th primary partition it will fail. If you want more than 4 partitions you need to define an extended partition and create more logical volumes inside of that.
Actually, you should do that for anything more than 2 partitions.