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

Gary Greene ggreene at minervanetworks.com
Fri Jun 26 23:09:59 UTC 2009

On 6/26/09 3:20 PM, "Filipe Brandenburger" <filbranden at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 17:30, Gary Greene<ggreene at minervanetworks.com> wrote:
>> On 6/26/09 12:40 PM, "Jim Perrin" <jperrin at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> 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.
>>> File a bug/RFE to support this move? It seems fdisk is easier for
>>> folks to use and the 'old-school' default.
>> GNU fdisk has the same user interface as the 'old-school default'. The
>> project also has a front-end that is much like cfdisk as well.
> Any chance to get it built and packaged for CentOS and made available
> on one of the 3rd party repositories? RPMforge anyone? :-)
> Cheers,
> Filipe
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I can put together an RPM for it (and any updates to parted that might be
needed) sometime next week for people to use if they'd like. (Just ping me
Monday to keep me on it, as I'm fairly busy with stuff at work....)

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