[CentOS] large disk volumes with 64bit kernel

Tue Dec 12 02:01:52 UTC 2006
Daniel Senie <dts at senie.com>

I installed 4.4 on a machine that's got two RAID volumes, one of 
which is a bit over 2.1 terabytes. The installer had no problem. 
However, fsck does. Commenting out the volume in /etc/fstab, the 
machine will boot. The machine will mount the volume and use it. 
Everything seems fine except fsck, which seems, well, fscked.

When trying to run fsck, it says:

# fsck /dev/sdb1
fsck 1.35 (28-Feb-2004)
e2fsck 1.35 (28-Feb-2004)
The filesystem size (according to the superblock) is 549346683 blocks
The physical size of the device is 12475771 blocks
Either the superblock or the partition table is likely to be corrupt!
Abort<y>? yes

Is there some way to build single volumes larger than 2TB? It should 
not be a problem with a 64 bit OS (Windows managed to do it on this 
hardware before I switched it over to Linux). Is there some tuning I 
need? Any pointers to documents or other useful references would be 
appreciated. Thanks for any/all help.

Daniel Senie                                        dts at senie.com
Amaranth Networks Inc.                    http://www.amaranth.com

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