[Linux-cluster] question about creating partitions and gfs

Kovacs, Corey J. cjk at techma.com
Tue May 9 12:16:07 UTC 2006

Jason, if IIRC, the dells internal disks show up as /dev/sd* devices. Do you
have a shared storage device? If /dev/sdb1 is not a shared device, then I
you might need to take a step back and get a hold of a SAN of some type. If
are just playing around, there are ways to get some firewire drives to accept

two hosts and act like a cheap shared devices. There are docs on the Oracle 
site documenting the process of setting up the drive and the kernel. Note,
you'll only be able to use two nodes using the firewire idea.

Also, you should specify a partition for the command below. That partition
be very small. Something on the order of 10MB sounds right. Even that is
way too big. Then use the rest for GFS storage pools.


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[mailto:linux-cluster-bounces at redhat.com] On Behalf Of Jason
Sent: Monday, May 08, 2006 9:32 PM
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Subject: [Linux-cluster] question about creating partitions and gfs

so still following instructions at
im at the part that says

"# ccs_tool create /root/cluster /dev/iscsi/bus0/target0/lun0/part1"

in my config, I have the dell PERC 4/DC cards, and I believe the logical
drive showed up as /dev/sdb 

so do I need to create a partition on this logical drive with fdisk first
before I run

 ccs_tool create /root/cluster  /dev/sdb1

or am I totally off track here?

i did ccs_tool create /root/cluster /dev/sdb and it seemed to work fine, but
doesnt seem right..


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