Rajeev R Veedu wrote: > > -----Original Message----- > From: centos-bounces at centos.org > [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf > Of John R Pierce > Sent: Monday, September 24, 2007 1:16 AM > To: CentOS mailing list > Subject: Re: [CentOS] Formatting a large disk > > William L. Maltby wrote: > > IIRC, sector size is controlled at the hardware level(used to be set > > with jumpers and/or low-level format programs?). I seem to > recall that > > new drives don't really have "sectors" anymore, but have supporting > > circuits/(EE)proms that emulate that? > > > > >no, sectors are still 512 bytes (plus ECC and header info) on the > >physical disk. its the 'heads' and 'cylinders' that are > abstracted. > >there's still heads and cylinders, its just that different > zones of the > >disk have differing sector/track counts. > > > I got a Gparted live CD and tried to create a partition for > 3tb but still > the maximum size of partition I could create is 0.75gb. it > shows 2.0tb space > as unused but If I add another partition it doesn't take(it > says no empty > cylinders). The version I am tiring to install is centos5. For a volume that large you should really use LVM. -Ross ______________________________________________________________________ This e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is intended only for use by the addressee(s) named herein and may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this e-mail, and any attachments thereto, is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify the sender and permanently delete the original and any copy or printout thereof.