[CentOS] Partition large disk

Sat Sep 15 08:06:04 UTC 2012
Tony Molloy <tony.molloy at ul.ie>

On Friday 14 September 2012 09:26:11 Laurent wrote:
> Le 2012-09-14 10:07, Tony Molloy a écrit :
> > OOPS that was fat fingers. I didn't mean to send it.
> >
> > I figured out parted can do the job for me but the interface is
> > not the
> > best. Can't use gparted as I said I have to do this remotely.
> Even if you need to do this remotely, you can use gparted through
>  ssh with X11 forwarding.

Worked like a dream. Can't understand how I didn't think of looking 
for an rpm of gparted. I only ever used the live-cd version before. 
> > I'll certainly have a look at gdisk
> >
> > Sorry for the noise. I'll let  people know how I get on after the
> > weekend.
> If you consider resizing your RAID volumes one day, I'll recommend
>  the already proposed solution: use LVM, with physical volume
>  directly on the disk device. No partitionning. Why ? Because, as
>  far as I known, parted developers has decided to remove the
>  unmaintained/old code to resize ext* filesystems from parted.

The partition sizes required are fixed for their lifetime so LVM is not 
needed only adding complexity.

> I don't know about gdisk features. Perhaps, it can do better than
> parted...
> Regards,