[linux-lvm] 2GB limit

Larry Dickson ldickson at cuttedge.com
Tue Jan 20 16:43:49 UTC 2009

We have considerable experience getting parted to work. Basically, the
distinction between primary and extended partitions is not needed, nor are
partition types. There are other subtle differences too. Very annoyingly,
SOME versions of parted interpret megabytes and even kilobytes (but not
sectors) as decimal only. For these you have to use unit B (bytes) to regain
control. Experiment a little, to see what uses counting from 1 or counting
from 0, and what uses last-index or total-size, as these off-by-1 errors can
be killer.

Larry Dickson
Cutting Edge Networked Storage

On 1/20/09, Bryn M. Reeves <bmr at redhat.com> wrote:
> 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 mean 2TiB? Partitions greater than 2GiB (but less than 2TiB) should
> "just work".
> If that's the case, you need to use a real partition table as the
> traditional MSDOS partitioning scheme is limited to 2TiB partitions or
> devices (it can't address disk locations beyond this point).
> The GPT partition format is widely used on ia64 and does not have this
> limitation. It's supported by parted and most distribution installers (even
> for non-Itanium systems).
> Regards,
> Bryn.
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