strange effect building large storage server
chris+freebsd-questions at schug.net
Wed Apr 25 19:35:52 UTC 2007
On Wed, Apr 25, 2007, Christoph Schug wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 25, 2007, Frank Altpeter wrote:
> > [Please CC me in replies, since i'm not subscribed to the list...]
> > Hi there,
> > I was just hitting a quite strange problem with installing
> > FreeBSD-6.2-RELEASE on an x86 platform...
> > The machine itself provides a SATA raid controller, which is
> > equipped with 12x500G disks, making a total of about 5 TB space.
> > So, because of the 2GB restriction of freebsd, i decided to create 4
> > partitions: da0s1 with 60G for the system, and da0s2 - da0s4 with ($rest /
> > 3). Then, creating two partitions on da0s2 - da0s4 with each ($rest / 6)
> > in size, making the system partitions and 6 x 816G partitions.
> > After installation and startup, i see strange things happen, since
> I would rather guess you're encountering limitations of an MBR style
> partition table. Take a look at gpt(8) to overcome 2 GB limits.
Oops, s/GB/TB/ of course
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