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Old 07-25-2003, 11:14 AM   #1
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Large Hard Drive, Scyld Linux


Hello, I am about to install a 200gb Maxtor hard drive onto the Master Node of a Beowulf cluster running Scyld Linux (Parallelized Linux based on Redhat 6 i think, kernel version 2.2.19-12.beosmp). Does this kernel support such a large hard drive? Any problems that you can forsee? (And better yet, any solutions to those problems?) THanks for your help.
 
Old 07-25-2003, 11:20 AM   #2
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ok, looks like I have to install the PCI ATA card that came with the drive because it is > than 137gb. How would I do this? Thanks for your help
 
Old 07-25-2003, 11:25 AM   #3
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I'm not sure about the 2.2 Kernel, but with the 2.4 kernel there should not be any problems. Worse comes to worse a kernel upgrade may be needed. Still I don't think that you will have a problem.
Am I right to assume that you will not be making one partition for the entire 200GB?

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Old 07-25-2003, 11:41 AM   #4
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I'm not sure about partitioning yet; is there a limitation on the size? We need a lot of space (we use about 2gb per week). The Maxtor Ultra ATA133 pci card is the same as a promise model Ultra 133 TX2 card. I don't have the 2.4 kernel, and i'd rather not mess with the current kernel because it is in a special parallelized form - this is a beowulf cluster. Is it ok to patch the kernel if necessary? I do not have the kernel sources for Scyld, and I don't know where to get them from.
 
Old 07-25-2003, 12:00 PM   #5
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Ok...so how do I install this pci card in linux? Do I just stick it in there and boot up again? would the new hard drive then be located under /dev/hd** or something else? Thanks
 
Old 07-25-2003, 12:01 PM   #6
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just out of curosity what do u guys do with 2 gigs/week?
 
  


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