[linux-lvm] 2GB limit
morten at mortent.org
Tue Jan 20 09:34:37 UTC 2009
ml at bortal.de wrote:
> Hello List,
> i have a 32bit Linux box with a 3Ware Raidcontroller and 4x 1TB disks.
> After installing Debian Etch i had to find out that i am running into
> some limits.
> Is there a way to use a Partition >2GB with 32Linux/LVM?
You hit the 2TB partition max size (I assume you mean 2TB and not 2GB).
With LVM you can use physical disks as a PV, e.g /dev/sdb instead of
/dev/sdb1. If you need to boot from the disk too, then you have to use a
partition table. With such a small RAID anyway, your easiest option in
that case is to create one root disk (and a /boot), say 20-30GB, on a
root vg, then two more partitions with the rest of the space and use
them as PVs for another vg for data/apps.
You can also put all three partitions into one VG if you prefer that.
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