I’ve been reading through various docs but getting a bit lost – figure this must be fairly easy to explain ;)
On my machine (Dell R710 Poweredge) I have 6 SAS drives running RAID5 via Perc 6/I controller. To get Fedora 10 to install, I had to shrink the initial partition down so I thought I’d install with just this:
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda2 10079084 1354216 8212868 15% /
/dev/sda1 198337 19162 168935 11% /boot
tmpfs 4149532 0 4149532 0% /dev/shm
Then I’ll take the remaining 4.8TB or so and mount them after installing. The install went fine now with the smaller partition to boot with….
So, having not run Fedora for a bit, I thought I’d fire up FDISK but it tells me:
WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util fdisk doesn't support GPT. Use GNU Parted.
So I fire up parted and create a partition (weird that it only supports ext2 vs ext3). That part seems to go fine and now I need to add that partition to /etc/fstab but now I get confused:
UUID=8e37b3d8-a52f-4620-ad58-1ae79abd8b50 / ext3 defaults 1 1
UUID=74dfbed0-e91c-4d95-b09c-0b8eb9d96543 /boot ext3 defaults 1 2
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs defaults 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
UUID=905ac254-05fb-4ca2-856d-01e05ee4a7d2 swap swap defaults 0 0
I’ve never seen this UUID stuff before – how do I add my new partition to fstab? I’ve been reading that UUID is related to the GPT but is there a way for me to add this partition?
Also, what is the maximum partition size under Core 10?
Thanks for your time,