[K12OSN] Installing a 1TB Drive on Centos 5

Julius Szelagiewicz julius at turtle.com
Thu Apr 23 23:17:54 UTC 2009

On Thu, 23 Apr 2009, [ISO-8859-1] "Terrell Prudé Jr." wrote:

> Carl Keil wrote:
> > Hey People,
> >
> > Is there anything special I need to do to install and format a 1TB
> > drive?  I installed a 500Gig drive on an older Fedora installation a
> > while ago and it wouldn't see the whole drive until I increased the
> > block size, I'm hoping I don't have to do that on this server.  Is a
> > 1TB drive basically plug and play on 32 bit Centos 5.
> >
> > Also, how would you fdisk and format it?  Would you do anything
> > special filesystem-wise?  I'm pretty new to >300 Gig drives.
> > Thanks so much,
> >
> > ck
> Shouldn't be anything special necessary.  I routinely do 1TB and 2TB
> partitions on RAID arrays with CentOS and RHEL.  Your 1TB drive should
> be plug 'n' chug.
> Now, as to how to partition it, well, that depends on how you're going
> to use this drive on this system.  Can you give us any details on that
> so we can best advise you?
> --TP

	The change in block size on older Fedora is not a red herring. The
table was sized for 250GB with default block size. I've run into it head
on at Fedora 3 and I still have a bruise :-)
	I am running a 4TB logical volumes with no problems on Centos 5
and it feels good.

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