2TB (and above) Disk
dave at raven.za.net
Tue Jul 3 15:36:12 UTC 2007
Firstly I am using FreeBSD 4, I know it's not supported but
hopefully someone has some experience with large disks on 4. I have a box
with 6x 500gig drives, configured in raid 5 which comes out around 2.3
terabytes of space. With that, the system picks up the drive (da0) as 0MB in
size. I haven't been able to solve that, but took one drive out (moving it
to 1.9gig) and it works fine...
However, when I try to use /stand/sysinstall I get tons of drive geometry
errors, and can't create more than a 1TB slice. If I use "A" to use whole
disk, it goes through with a negative number but then the labeling part of
the process gives a " paritions are larger than actual chunk " error.
I then ran "dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/da0 bs=1m count=1" and "disklabel -wr
da0 auto". This seems to setup a working paritition table, but any attempts
on the drive after that to do a newfs result in: "newfs preposterous size"
and a negative number...
Any ideas or is it even possible?
Thanks in advance
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