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Old 04-29-2005, 09:59 AM   #1
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max hard drive size


I just bought a new hard drive (200gb) and was wondering what the max hard drive size that linux will support? I know Windows XP has some a 137gig max (larger requires partitioning or somethign or other) Is there any similiar issues with linux, or is there no max disk size for linux?
 
Old 04-29-2005, 10:26 AM   #2
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Code:
df -H
Code:
Filesystem             Size   Used  Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/big   472G   422G    41G  92% /local
Works for me
 
Old 04-29-2005, 10:47 AM   #3
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Re: max hard drive size

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I just bought a new hard drive (200gb) and was wondering what the max hard drive size that linux will support?
i don't know about max drive size, but the max partition size depends on which filesystem you choose...
 
Old 04-29-2005, 01:15 PM   #4
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What is the max partition size that ext3 will support?
 
Old 04-29-2005, 01:55 PM   #5
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Answer is taken from here: http://batleth.sapienti-sat.org/proj.../ext3-faq.html

Ext3 can support files up to 1TB. With a 2.4 kernel the filesystem size is limited by the maximal block device size, which is 2TB. In 2.6 the maximum (32-bit CPU) limit is of block devices is 16TB, but ext3 supports only up to 4TB.
 
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What is the max partition size that ext3 will support?
i think ext3's max filesystem size is 4TB for linux 2.6 and 2TB for linux 2.4...
 
Old 04-29-2005, 01:57 PM   #7
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Vookimedlo beat me to it... =)
 
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http://www.novell.com/documentation/...ml/apas04.html
 
  


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