Cannot mount an existing EBS on AWS
Looks like you have partitioned that block device. In this case, you need to mount
/dev/xvdf1, not just
For me there was some mysterious file causing this issue.
First check your partitions to make sure you are running an ext3 volume and then:
For me I had to clear the directory using the following command.
sudo mkfs -t ext3 /dev/sdf
Warning: this might delete files you have saved. So you can run
ls to make sure you don't lose important saved files