[CentOS] parted - is there a problem
aspineux at gmail.com
Tue Sep 25 13:02:58 UTC 2007
On 9/25/07, Gregory P. Ennis <PoMec at pomec.net> wrote:
> I recently added a 300gig Seagate sata drive on a Centos 5.0 and have a
> couple of questions.
> The drive was recognized with the device as /dev/sdc. The system came
> with some SCCI drives that are labeled as /dev/sda and /dev/sdb. I was
> surprised that the sata drives used sdc. Are the sata drives considered
> more like SCCI or IDE drives?
Yes ATA drive look more like SCSI than old IDE
> The real problem occurred when I tried to partition the drive with
> parted. I used he command mkpart to form one partition of 300 gigs
> which created /dev/sdc1, and then after 'quiting' parted used mkfs.ext3
> to create a file system. Everything went as expected with the ability to
> mount the file system and copy files into it. However, /dev/sdc1
> disappeared when I rebooted. After the reboot /dev/sdc1 was missing and
> CentOs obviously could not recognize the partition. The error is
> probably related to my lack of experience with parted so I tried it 2
> other times with the same results.
> I finally gave up and used fdisk which has worked without a problem.
> By way of observation I could not find a 'write to disk' command in
> parted like what is present in fdisk. Is there a problem with parted or
> I am just lacking in knowledge of some of the parted commands.
> Certainly could not find any write like statements in the man pages or
> the info pages.
> Are there others of you that use parted? What did I do wrong?
I dont see anything wrong.
maybe sync will help the OS to write the new partition on the disk.
also You could use partprob to reread partition from disk and verify
chnages are flushed on disk.
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