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Re: formatting a 12.73 Tb disk on ROCKS 5.2



I used the BIOS setting to create the raid system.  I couldn't format it,
so I ran fdisk, deleted the partition and created a new partition.  The new
partition with fdisk was approximately the same size as the original
partition created by the BIOS.

On Thu, May 9, 2013 at 11:19 AM, <m roth 5-cent us> wrote:

> Doll, Margaret Ann wrote:
> > I have a raid-5, /dev/sda on a NAS node that has 12.73 Tb of space.
> >
> > mkfs xfs /dev/sda1
> > mke2fs 1.39 (29-May-2006)
> > mkfs.ext2: invalid blocks count - /dev/sda1
> >
>
> Question 1: Margaret - did you use parted or gparted, or fdisk, or some
> NAS utility to create the logical partition? If anything other than an HBA
> controller, you've cannot use fdisk, which cannot deal with anything
> larger than 2TB.
>
>         mark
>
> > I can use
> >
> > mkfs.ext3 /dev/sda1 works, but it only formats the first 2Tb of space.
> >
> > filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
> > /dev/sdb1              19G  2.8G   16G  16% /
> > /dev/sdb5             875G  200M  830G   1% /state/partition
> > /dev/sdb2             4.8G  184M  4.4G   5% /var
> > tmpfs                 3.9G     0  3.9G   0% /dev/shm
> > /dev/sda1             2.0T  199M  1.9T   1% /bigdisk1
> >
> > How do I get the complete raid system formatted?
> >
> > Thanks
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