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cytchiu 06-02-2009 09:39 PM

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.

Uncle_Theodore 06-02-2009 09:42 PM

I think your situation might be similar to this one
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-table-393042/

cytchiu 06-02-2009 10:01 PM

That means I can ignore the message?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Uncle_Theodore (Post 3561073)
I think your situation might be similar to this one
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-table-393042/


Uncle_Theodore 06-02-2009 10:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cytchiu (Post 3561091)
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.

trey85stang 06-03-2009 04:14 PM

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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