[CentOS] 2TB partition limitation on X86_64 version??

Gary Greene ggreene at minervanetworks.com
Fri Jun 26 18:45:37 UTC 2009

On 6/26/09 6:37 AM, "Jim Perrin" <jperrin at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/6/26 mcclnx mcc <mcclnx at yahoo.com.tw>:
>> we have DELL server with Centos 5.3 X86_64 bits version on it.  This server
>> also have couple MD1000 connect to it.  We configured MD1000 as one hardware
>> Volume size 2990GB.
>> I tried to use "fdisk" to partition this 2990Gb volume and "fdisk" can only
>> see 2000GB.  does 64 bits O.S. still have 2TB limitation on File system?
>> Does there has other tool can partition disk size large than 2TB?  (I don't
>> like use LVM)
> fdisk has a 2TB limit, not the OS. Barry's information is correct.

It's too bad RHEL hasn't moved to GNU fdisk instead of using the ancient one
from the linux-utils package. The GNU fdisk utility uses libparted to do
it's work.

Gary L. Greene, Jr.
IT Operations
Minerva Networks, Inc.
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