[K12OSN] Installing a 1TB Drive on Centos 5
rowens at ptd.net
Fri Apr 24 00:28:18 UTC 2009
On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 03:03:37PM -0700, Carl Keil 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,
>> 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?
> Well, I didn't want to get into specifics because this isn't exactly
> educational. I'm going to be using this drive as storage for MythTV
> recordings. So, mostly huge files bigger than 5Gigs each.
On my MythTV machine, ext3 takes quite a while to delete a file (due to the size). I use JFS and it deletes files really quick. XFS is supposed to be
almost as fast.
> BTW - Here's what I'm talking about. This doesn't look right to me.
> First I fdisk I typed n for new partition, I selected primary, I
> numbered it 1, then I took the defaults for first and end block. Then I
> hit "w" to write it to the partition table. Then I did the following.
> That looks like an awfully small partition to me. What did I do wrong?
> [root at kitkat ~]# mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdb1
> mke2fs 1.39 (29-May-2006)
> Filesystem label=
> OS type: Linux
> Block size=4096 (log=2)
> Fragment size=4096 (log=2)
> 122109952 inodes, 244190000 blocks
> 12209500 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user
> First data block=0
> Maximum filesystem blocks=0
> 7453 block groups
> 32768 blocks per group, 32768 fragments per group
> 16384 inodes per group
> Superblock backups stored on blocks:
> 32768, 98304, 163840, 229376, 294912, 819200, 884736, 1605632,
> 4096000, 7962624, 11239424, 20480000, 23887872, 71663616, 78675968,
> 102400000, 214990848
> Writing inode tables: done Creating journal
> (32768 blocks): done
> Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information: done
> This filesystem will be automatically checked every 20 mounts or
> 180 days, whichever comes first. Use tune2fs -c or -i to override.
> [root at kitkat ~]# df /dev/sdb1
> Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
> - 513468 124 513344 1% /dev
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