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Re: [K12OSN] Installing a 1TB Drive on Centos 5

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Julius Szelagiewicz wrote:
On Thu, 23 Apr 2009, [ISO-8859-1] "Terrell Prud� 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,

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?


	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.

Oh, really?  Thanks for that FC3 tip.  I hadn't run into that one, probably because my K12LTSP demos back then were on 160GB disk drives.  But indeed, RHEL/CentOS doesn't seem to have any issues.


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