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Old 06-02-2009, 10:39 PM   #1
cytchiu
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Disk /dev/sdb doesn't contain a valid partition table


I have installed a new SAN disk, formatted the newly added device /dev/sdb and mounted successfully. I can read and write files to this new mount point.

However, when I type fdisk -l, it shows me that the following:

Disk /dev/sdb: 107.3 GB, 107372544000 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 13053 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Disk /dev/sdb doesn't contain a valid partition table


I wonder if there will be any problem for using this newly installed SAN disk? Or, I can ignore this message?
Thanks.
 
Old 06-02-2009, 10:42 PM   #2
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I think your situation might be similar to this one
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-table-393042/
 
Old 06-02-2009, 11:01 PM   #3
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That means I can ignore the message?

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I think your situation might be similar to this one
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-table-393042/
 
Old 06-02-2009, 11:04 PM   #4
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That means I can ignore the message?
Actually, no, it could give you trouble later. But the second post in the thread I referred to contained a quick fix for the problem if, indeed, you didn't create any partitions like the OP in that thread.
 
Old 06-03-2009, 05:14 PM   #5
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ive had a thumb drive partitioned that way for a long time... It works fine.. but I personally would be annoyed by that that I would reformat to have the appropriate /dev/sdb1 partition setup.
 
  


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