[CentOS] bugs with large partitions

Mon Apr 25 15:12:32 UTC 2005
John Moylan <johnm at rte.ie>

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I installed centos4 on a raid system with 7 400GB Hitachi SATA disks in
RAID 5 on the 3Ware card. I set up a 2.2TB EXT3 Partition /opt.

After the install I rebooted and the system went straight into
maintenance mode....! The system reported a problem with /opt, but I was
able to mount it manually and init 4 with no problems. However a reboot
dropped me straight back into maintanence mode ???

Back in maintenance mode again I tried to used parted to create a
partition, but it says it can't manage a partition greater than 1.72TB -
I thought parted could do > 2TB fs's?

parted output below:

[root at localhost ~]# parted
GNU Parted 1.6.19
Copyright (C) 1998 - 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This program is free software, covered by the GNU General Public License.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License for more

Using /dev/sda
(parted) print
Disk geometry for /dev/sda: 0.000-2288754.000 megabytes
Disk label type: msdos
Minor    Start       End     Type      Filesystem  Flags
1          0.031    101.975  primary   ext3        boot
2        101.975   5098.754  primary   linux-swap
3       5098.755   7091.191  primary   ext3
4       7091.191 191600.624  extended
5       7091.222   9083.627  logical   ext3
6       9083.659  11076.064  logical   ext3
(parted) mkpart logical ext3 11076.065 2288754
Warning: You requested to create a partition at 11076.065-2288754.000Mb.
The closest Parted can manage is 11076.095-191595.520Mb.

Any one have experience/ideas?

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