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humbletech99 05-18-2006 08:26 AM

how do I get around the 2TB limit on disk devices?
I've got a 4TB raid array which is showing up as follows:

8    16 2147483647 sdb
8    32 2147483647 sdc
8    48  99470337 sdd

How do I get the kernel to see this as 1 large volume?

Simon Bridge 05-19-2006 12:54 AM

That's only a per-volume limit.
Have you tried combining the volumes in RAID0 or LVM?

humbletech99 05-19-2006 03:18 AM

I've got in working by rebuilding it after disabling auto-carving. Now I've just to find out how to partition 4394437632 sdb since fdisk doesn't work.

BrianK 06-13-2006 09:07 PM

Is anyone successfully using a single > 2TB fs?

edit: finally found the info...

you have to use parted & create a GPT partition....

> parted
(parted) mklabel gpt
(parted) mkpart primary 0 3490000
(parted) quit

and you'll have a 3.49TB partition (actually about 3.2TB with reiserfs)

humbletech99 06-17-2006 05:00 PM

replied in private before seeing this, yes this is how I did it as well.

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