Problem creating large partition on SUSE Linux Enterprise.

Posted on 2007-10-16
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
I am running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 and am having trouble setting up a new partition on a large external RAID array.  I can see the array with 2.7TB free, but when I try to create the partition it tells me "The used disk label msdos does not support partitions above the size of 2TB.  Therefore the cylinder value must be below 267365".  I simply want to create this one large 2.7TB partition to be used for a backup location for another set of systems.  What am I doing wrong?
Question by:ghealdan
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    Expert Comment

    change the partion type to any linux file system.
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    Author Comment

    I actually called Novell to figure it out.  I had to switch to evms.
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    EVMS is a workaround. But you have to use GPT partition label instead msdos to support such large filesystems. You can use parted to change this:

    1) parted /dev/sdx
    2) mklabel
    3) gpt
    4) quit

    then create the filesystem on this newly labeled partition.

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