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Re: How to create a huge file system - 3-4TB?

On Thu, 9 Nov 2006 at 12:14pm, Raghu Ni wrote

Here is the problem we are stuck with, when we use fdisk -l, we can see the
drive specs and its size as 3.4TB. But when we want to create two different
partitions of 1.7TB each, then we get the error "out of range" while
specifying cylinders.

And if we go for one single partition of 3.4TB, mke2fs returns error when we
format the partition for ext3 file system and after some specific duration
it exits with a error "Inodes not found... " similar errors.

Any help / suggesstions / ideas to get around this problem are highly

fdisk can't handle devices larger than 2TiB. If you really want to use partitions, use parted and create a gpt disklabel (the standard msdos won't work either). Note that you won't be able to boot from this disk.

Joshua Baker-LePain
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University

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