Large file system creation
edlinuxguru at gmail.com
Tue Apr 8 19:12:01 UTC 2008
On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 9:38 AM, Wojciech Puchar
<wojtek at wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl> wrote:
> > > Hi all. I'm trying to create a ~9TB partition on a new file server.
> > > I thought FreeBSD now supported this (I'm on 7.0), but I can't figure
> > > it out. I go into sysinstall, create the partition in fdisk using "A
> > > = Use Entire Disk), write it to disk, exit sysinstall and re-run
> > > it...and sysinstall doesn't show what it showed before I exited last
> > > time.
> > >
> > > Can someone shed some light on what I'm doing wrong here?
> > >
> > >
> > The filesystem (UFS2) supports disks larger than 2TB, but fdisk(8) and
> > bsdlabel(8) (which are what sysinstall uses to partition the disk) do not
> > support disks larger than 2TB due to limitations in the on-disk format
> > use.
> > You will need to use gpt(8) instead to partition your disk.
> or don't partition at all
> > This cannot be done from sysinstall and you normally cannot boot from
> > a gpt(8)-partitioned disk due to lack of support in the BIOS of most PC.
> or use old disk, pendrive, DVD-ROM etc. for booting
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Seems like a shame to boot a nice 9TB disk pack off a floppy Disk or a
Pen drive. I mean you do what you have to but that just screams
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