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SubjectRe: howto create partitions bigger than 2TB
On 17/07/07, Ingo Freund <linux-kernel-news@e-dict.net> wrote:
> On 14.07.2007 00:52, H. Peter Anvin wrote (please find the answer below the original text):
> > Ingo Freund wrote:
> >> Hi
> >>
> >> I've got a RAID5 (driver aacraid for an ICP9047MA) with four
> >> 750GB hdds which provides a 2.25TB sized device.
> >> None of the until now used tools will work with that device.
> >> fdisk complains about missing cylinder count.
> >> cfdisk misses the device size.
> >> parted shows the right device size but only creates a partion
> >> with 51GB.
> >> What am I supposed to do to work with this device?
> >> Which fs can handle it?
> >> (CONFIG LARGE BLOCK is on)
> >> We are talking about a 32Bit machine with vanilla kernel 2.6.21.5.
> >>
> >
> > You have to use GPT partitions instead of DOS partitions (although you
> > may have to leave your /boot as an DOS partitions, this is supposed to
> > be possible as the two partitioning schemes are designed to coexist, but
> > I don't think parted has support for it yet.)
> >
>
> This is the solution (for use as a data container on a backup machine):
>
> parted /dev/sdb:
> (parted) mklabel gpt
> (parted) mkpart p 0 100%
> (parted) quit
> mkreiserfs /dev/sdb1
> ...and all seems to work.
>

Why not simply
mkreiserfs /dev/sdb
and forget about partitions entirely?

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