[CentOS] Partition large disk

m.roth at 5-cent.us m.roth at 5-cent.us
Thu Sep 13 21:30:56 UTC 2012

Keith Keller wrote:
> On 2012-09-13, m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
>> Tony Molloy wrote:
>>> I have a 24TB RAID6 disk with a GPT partition table on it. I need to
>>> partition it into 2 partitions one of 16TB and 1 of 8TB to put ext4
>>> filesystems on both. But I really need to do this remotely. ( if I can
>>> get to the site I could use gparted )
>>> Now fdisk doesn't understand GPT partition tables and pat
>> You have to use either parted or gparted, and as much as I prefer
>> command line, parted is user hostile; gparted's just the gui on top
>> of parted. It works fine, AFAIK, though I've only used it on 3TB drives.
> I've used parted on 10TB and up disk arrays with no problems.  I
> wouldn't call parted's CLI "hostile", but I would definitely suggest
> having the docs close by.

Hostile: I start parted up with -optimum, and it still doesn't set the
default start for a partition by itself, nor does it suggest in any way,
shape, or form what it wants you to do. You have to google to find out.


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