[CentOS] A parted issue

Les Mikesell

lesmikesell at gmail.com
Sat Jun 30 15:24:24 UTC 2012

On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 10:25 AM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
> We just got in a few server-class drives. They're Seagate Constellations,
> 3TB. I went to partition and format, and did a mklabel gpt in parted.
> Ooops. It claims
>  Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
> After data sheet that doesn't tell me, and a long wait*, I spoke to a
> Seagate tech, who agreed that it *is* 4k physical.
> This is CentOS 6.2
> Anyone know any way to correct this, or if it's a problem if I manually
> align the partition to sector 64, or 1M?

I've done a few of these with gparted (using ssh -Y from a host
running X).   It will align to 2M which should work for anything and
it is easy to use.

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com

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