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Old 03-31-2011, 08:54 AM   #1
mazhar07
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3tb filesystem i have to create in wd usb external hdd and to be mount in Rhel5


Hi friends,

can u please tell me the procedure to create a 3tb filesystem in rhel-5 and that 3TB-fs is a external WD usb drive. So i want to use 3tb usb in rhel-5 with a single partition. please let me know asap.

-Mazhar
 
Old 03-31-2011, 02:53 PM   #2
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The procedure would be no different than any other drive. Use the output of "dmesg" and the system logs to determine the device node of the external drive, and then use "mkfs" to format the device to the desired filesystem.
 
Old 04-01-2011, 12:59 AM   #3
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Hi friends,

can u please tell me the procedure to create a 3tb filesystem in rhel-5 and that 3TB-fs is a external WD usb drive. So i want to use 3tb usb in rhel-5 with a single partition. please let me know asap.

-Mazhar

Check out this link, may be this will help you.
 
Old 04-01-2011, 02:46 AM   #4
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1st off, don't use fdisk to partition the drive. fdisk cannot deal with disks larger than 2TB. (Does not support GPT)
You should use parted instead, or rather the GUI version gparted.

You can get gparted by adding the EPEL repository.

If you don't want to install gparted, here's howto on parted.

Using GPT disks will allow RHEL5 to use disks larger than 2TB. But take note that you will not be able to boot to this disk.

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