PowerVault MD 1000 Raid -- Linux Partitioning Problems
gordon at drogon.net
Wed Oct 25 11:36:16 CDT 2006
On Wed, 25 Oct 2006, lists at aresgate.net wrote:
> Hi, I am using Debian as well parted is a program recommended to
> partition large volumes and u can get with apt-get isntall parted.
Ah, OK. I've never actually tried to partition a large volume - I
partition the underlying disks and make RAID devices out of them... And
some investigation shows a limit of 2TB for c/f/s disk ...
I just tried parted on a 6TB md device (an MD1000 with 15 x 500GB drives)
bertha:/# parted /dev/md9
GNU Parted 1.6.21 with HFS shrink patch 16
Disk geometry for /dev/md9: 0.000-6193352.750 megabytes
Disk label type: loop
Minor Start End Filesystem Flags
1 0.000 6193352.750 ext3
so I guess thats ok?
> On Wed, 25 Oct 2006 09:04:58 +0100 (BST), Gordon Henderson <gordon at drogon.net> wrote:
> > On Tue, 24 Oct 2006, lists at aresgate.net wrote:
> >> Hi, i have a Dell PowerVault MD 1000 raid and i would like to use it as
> >> one big FS. I am having problems partitioning it with parted. I changed
> >> the label to gpt with mklabel gpt and it can detect the size but
> >> whenever i try to create a partition it does not give an error but
> >> doesnt create anything. Can someone please help?
> > I don't know much about parted & mklabel I'm guessing those are the RH
> > utilities (I'm strictly Debin here), but have you tried a different disk
> > partitioner, eg. cfdisk, fdisk, sfdisk (in that order, although if you
> > have to resort to sfdisk then you're probably doomed ;-)
> > Gordon
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