Large file system creation
bjmccann at gmail.com
Tue Apr 8 15:07:28 UTC 2008
That looks like what I need. I've got a seperate 32GB array to boot
off of, so that's perfect. Now to just read some man pages. Thanks!
On Tue, Apr 8, 2008 at 9:30 AM, Erik Trulsson <ertr1013 at student.uu.se> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 08, 2008 at 08:39:48AM -0400, Brian McCann 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 they
> You will need to use gpt(8) instead to partition your disk.
> 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.
> <Insert your favourite quote here.>
> Erik Trulsson
> ertr1013 at student.uu.se
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