[Cialug] Mounting big disks
atporter at gmail.com
Tue Oct 24 15:33:48 CDT 2006
On 10/24/06, Nathan C. Smith <smith at ipmvs.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to use iSCSI (open-iscsi) to mount a 2TB volume.
> But when I try to fdisk it has trouble detecting the size and wants me to
> enter cylinder configurations. Is this the best way to do this? Do I have
> to work backwards from the disk size to figure out what my cylinder count
How old is your fdisk? What kernel version are you running? I've never
used iSCSI, but I've done a lot of work with large block devices under
Linux (up to 10TB) with no major problems (well, the lack of a boot
loader than can handle large block devices is kind of a pain). I'd
suggest trying parted. Also keep in mind that the standard partition
table maxes out at 2TB itself. Anything larger and you'll want to go
with GPT partitions.
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