[CentOS] Formatting a large disk

Shawn Everett shawn at tandac.com
Sun Sep 23 18:01:04 UTC 2007


As William mentioned the easiest way is to format the drive after the fact.

Create an LVM and write it directly onto the drive.  Things work great that way.  I haven't tried formatting a raw device.

Shawn
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Rajeev R Veedu 
  To: centos at centos.org 
  Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2007 10:43 AM
  Subject: [CentOS] Formatting a large disk


  I need to install Centos on a machine with 3tb raid disk. (3 ware raid card) Could someone in the list suggest a utility for partition this disk. I would like to have the whole disk in 1 partition and format it for ext3. The default partitioning utility doesn't do this. The OS sits on another SATA disk and each time during the installation it doesn't format the full disk which is 3TB. 

   

  Could someone suggest another disk partitioning utility (other than fdisk) please?

   

  Thanks

   

  Rajeev R. Veedu        



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