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

Thaks for all your inputs.. We tried with parted and we are success in createing two 1.7 TB partitions.

On 11/9/06, Joshua Baker-LePain <jlb17 duke edu> wrote:
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
> appreciated.

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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